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date: 23 January 2020

Buccellanito, Nicolaus de [Auritus’ (‘Big Ears)]locked

  • Bonnie J. Blackburn

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[‘Auritus’ (‘Big Ears’)]

(fl ? c1450). Italian theorist. He is the otherwise unknown author (possibly from Bizzolano, a quarter of Canneto sull’Oglio west of Mantua) of a short treatise for boys, Introductiones artis musice (incomplete in I-Vnm lat.Cl.VIII.85 (3579), ff.61 v–67 v, copied in Mantua and Bozzolo in 1463–4). Book 1 treats letters, notes, hexachords, avoidance of the tritone, and intervals in summary fashion. Book 2, on the species of intervals, is copied largely verbatim from Book 2 of Johannes Ciconia’s ...

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Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Greek and Latin Music Theory (Lincoln, NE, 1984-)
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