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LIROU, Jean François Espic de. Explication du systême de l'Harmonie pour abréger l'Etude de la Composition et accorder la Pratique avec la Théorie. 1785.

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LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 

Explication du systême de l'Harmonie pour abréger l'Etude de la Composition et accorder la Pratique avec la Théorie. 

Londres et Paris, Merigot, Bailly, Bailleux et Boyerr, 1785.

8vo (197x124 mm), (4)-239-(1 bl.) pages and 7 plates.  binding : Contemporary full red morocco, triple gilt fillet on covers, fleuron at corners, spine gilt in six compartments with lettering piece, gilt edges. Plates browned. 

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First edition.
Jean François Espie Lirou, was an officer of the “Mousquetaires du roi”.
Composer and music theorist, he wrote the Marche des Mousquetaires, which was performed until the Revolution.
This work "Explication du systême de l'Harmonie" is the first French theory of harmony that opposed Rameau's system. (Baker).

references: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians [ed. 2001, IV p.2142 : "He published 'Explication du système de l’harmonie (1785)', the first French theory of harmony that opposed Rameau’s system and sought to establish the laws of chord progressions from the inherent affinities of tonality."].

Price : 1500 €

Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
Photo LIROU, Jean François Espic de. 
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