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Stanley Boorman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.001.0001

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Normal Printing-house Procedures

Normal Printing-house Procedures

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(p.149) Chapter Four Normal Printing-house Procedures
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Ottaviano Petrucci
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Stanley Boorman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0005

This chapter is concerned almost exclusively with the music books printed by Ottaviano Petrucci. The three books discussed here that have survived with his name attached (those of which, this book argues, represent the whole of his non-musical output) are in their own way more typical of the period in which they were printed. The great majority of the musical books of the time present to the reader a largely consistent outward appearance. They are oblong, in landscape format, normally about 165 x 236 mm in size, with six staves to a full page (although frequently fewer are present), printed with an elegant musical typeface, and with ornate initial letters for almost every composition or mass movement. Each has a title page that conforms to the new practice, prevalent since late in the previous century, of giving in simple form the contents of the book, and sometimes the name of its author.

Keywords:   music, books, Ottaviano Petrucci, format, typeface, printing

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