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Author: Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669.
Title: Chelys, minuritionum artificio exornata, sive, Minuritiones ad basin, etiam ex tempore modulandi ratio in tres partes distributa = The division-viol, or, The art of playing ex tempore upon a ground, divided into three parts ... / authore Christophoro Simpson.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Chelys, minuritionum artificio exornata, sive, Minuritiones ad basin, etiam ex tempore modulandi ratio in tres partes distributa = The division-viol, or, The art of playing ex tempore upon a ground, divided into three parts ... / authore Christophoro Simpson.
Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669.

London: Printed by W. Godbid for Henry Brome ..., 1667.
Alternate titles: Division-violist. Latin & English
Notes:
Latin and English in parallel columns.
First ed. published in 1659 under title: The division-violinist.
Title within double line border.
Includes engraved frontispiece portrait of Christopher Simpson.
Duplicate copies appear on reels 824 and 1101.
Wing number S3809A cancelled in Wing (CD-ROM, 1996).
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
Viols -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Thorough bass -- Instruction and study.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A71031.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
TO HIS EVER HONOURED PATRON Sir IOHN BOLLES Bart.
EXIMIAE NOBILITATI, DOCTRINAE, VIRTUTI cum summa Musices harmonia consono adolescenti, ILLUSTRISSIMO DOMINO, D. IOANNI BOLLES, ANGLO, ROBERTI BARONET. HAEREDI FILIO.
ODE JACOBI ALBANI GHIBBESII, MED. DOCT. AC IN ROMANA SAPIENTIA ELOQ. PROF. PRIMARII.
colophon
To the Reader.
Ad Musices Amatorem.
Nomenclatura quarundam vocum in gratiam Tyronum variè reddita.
table of contents
Elenchus eorum quae hoc libro Continentur.
Parte Primâ.
Parte Secundâ.
Parte Tertiâ.
The Contents of the Book.
In the First Part.
In the Second Part.
In the third Part.
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CHELYS, Minuritionum Artificio Exornata.
PARS PRIMA. Chelyos tractandae Praecepta.
De Chely ipsâ, qualis Minuritionibus maximè quadret, & quomodo con∣cinnanda.
De Plectro seu Arcu Musico.
De Collocatione Chelyos.
Quomodo tenendus et movendus Arcus.
De Sinistrae Collocatione, Motuque.
De Chelyos Chordotoniâ ad Scalam Musicam accommodatâ.
Quâ ratione eaedem Notae in diversis Chordis exprimi possint.
Quare Digiti sinistrae in eâdem saepè sede continuandi sint.
Regula movendi Arcum.
Quo ordine Digiti Canoni applicandi sint.
Quis motus Brachio dextro, Manusque juncturae conveniat.
Quomodo plures simul Notae perstrin∣gendae sint.
De Triplis.
De Sonorum blanditiis at{que} Leporibus.
Lepôres ex tremoribus oriundi.
PARS SECUNDA.
Melothesiae Compendium.
De Intervallis.
De Concordantiis.
Transitio Concordantiarum.
De Melothesiae Clavi seu Tono.
Quâ ratione Bassus conformandus sit.
Quo pacto Cantus Basso adstruendus sit.
De Triphoniis.
De Tetraphoniis.
De Sexta.
Quis Discordantiis locus sit.
De Tritono, & Semidiapente.
Contemplatio Concordantiarum Musica∣rum.
Musicarum Concordantiarum Analogia ad Planetarum aspectus.
CHELYS, Minuritionum Artificio Exornata. PARS TERTIA.
Quâ ratione Minuritiones ad Basin ap∣tandae sint.
Minuritionum genera.
Minuritio Fundamentalis.
Minuritio Melothetica.
Minuritio Mixta
Cadentiarum duo genera.
De Quintis & Octavis in Minuri∣tione.
De Sextis & Tertiis in Minu∣ritione.
De Semiminimis.
De Fusis.
De b Molli & Duro.
Minuritionum Syntaxis.
De Basi Continua,
Minuritiones singulari Chely quâ ra∣tione aptandae.
Quâ Methodo duae Cheles Basi alludere debent.
Minuritiones plurium Partium Compo∣nendi ratio.
The DIVISION-VIOL, OR The Art of Playing ex tempore to a GROUND.
THE FIRST PART.
Of the VIOL it self, with Instructions how to Play upon it.
§ 2. What kind of Viol is fittest for Division, and how to be accomoda∣ted.
§ 3. What kind of Bow.
§ 4. How to hold or place the Viol.
§ 5. How to hold and move the Bow.
§ 6. The posture of the Left Hand.
§ 7. How the Viol is Tuned, and applyed to the Scale of Musick.
§ 8. How the same Notes may be play'd upon different Strings.
§ 9. A Rule for Holding on the Fingers.
§ 10. A Rule for the Motion of the Bow.
§ 11. Of ordering the fingers in gra∣dual Notes.
§ 12. The Motion of the Right Arm and Wrist.
§ 13. How to order the Bow in dou∣ble Stops.
§ 14. Of Tripla's.
§ 15. Concerning the Gracing of Notes.
§ 16. Shaked Graces.
SECOND PART.
§ 1. Ʋse of the Concords, or a Com∣pendium of Descant.
§ 2. Of Intervalls.
§ 3. Of the Concords.
§ 4. Passage of the Concords.
§ 5. Concerning the Key or Tone.
§ 6. How to frame a Bass.
§ 7. How to joyn a Treble to the Bass.
§ 8. Composition of three Parts.
§ 9. Composition of four Parts.
§ 10. Concerning a Sixth.
§ 11. Ʋse of Discords.
§ 12. Of the excessive Fourth, and Defective Fifth.
§ 13. Reflections upon the Concords of Musick.
§ 14. The Analogy of Musical Concords to the Aspects of the Planets, illu∣strated in the following Scheme.
The DIVISION-VIOL, OR The Art of Playing ex tempore to a GROUND. THIRD PART.
§ 1. Of Division, and the manner of performing it.
§ 2. Several kinds of Division.
§ 3. Breaking the Ground.
§ 4. Descant Division.
§ 5. Mixt Division.
§ 6. Cadences of two sorts.
§ 7 Concerning Fifths and Eighths in Division.
§ 8. Concerning Sixths and Thirds in Division.
§ 9. Of Crochets.
10. Of Quavers.
§ 11. Of b Flat and Sharp.
§ 12. Concerning ordering of Division.
§ 13. Of a Continued Ground.
§ 14. Of Composing Division for one Viol to a Ground.
§ 15. Of two Viols Playing together ex tempore to a Ground.
§ 16. Of Composing Divisions of Two or Three Parts.
Minuritiones, Tyronum exercitationi, accommodoe.