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[coulament]. Legato . Though strictly a performance instruction it appears in tempo and mood designations in music by François Couperin and his contemporaries.

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Roger L. Hall

A notation system employing letters in place of conventional notes. It was first used in the ninth edition of the Bay Psalm Book (1698), based on English psalm notation. Four letters representing the solfège syllables fa, sol, la, and mi on ledger lines were employed by Rev. John Tufts in ...