noun Date: 1662 continuo

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thoroughbass — thor·ough·bass or thor·ough bass (thûrʹō bās , thûrʹə , thŭrʹ ) n. See continuo.   [thorough, through and through + bass2.] * * * …   Universalium

  • thoroughbass — thor•ough•bass [[t]ˈθɜr əˌbeɪs, ˈθʌr [/t]] n. mad continuo • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • thoroughbass — /ˈθʌrəbeɪs/ (say thuruhbays) noun 1. a bass part written out in full throughout an entire piece of music and accompanied by figures which indicate the successive chords of the harmony. 2. the science or method of indicating harmonies by such… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thoroughbass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agazzari, Agostino — ▪ Italian composer born Dec. 2, 1578, Siena [Italy] died April 10, 1640, Siena       Italian composer famous for his treatise, Del sonare sopra l basso con tutti li stromenti e dell uso loro nel conserto (1607; “On Playing Upon the Thoroughbass… …   Universalium

  • basso continuo — Music. continuo. [1665 75] * * * ▪ music also called  continuo,  thoroughbass , or  figured bass        in music, a system of partially improvised accompaniment played on a bass line, usually on a keyboard instrument. The use of basso continuo… …   Universalium

  • Johann G. Albrechtsberger —     Johann G. Albrechtsberger     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Johann G. Albrechtsberger     Master of musical theory, and teacher of Hummel and Beethoven, b. at Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria, 3 February, 1736; d. in Vienna, 7 March 1809. He began …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • continuo — noun (plural uos) Etymology: Italian, from continuo continuous, from Latin continuus Date: circa 1724 a bass part (as for a keyboard or stringed instrument) used especially in baroque ensemble music and consisting of a succession of bass notes… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antonio Salieri — (18 August 1750 ndash; 7 May 1825), was an Italian composer and conductor. As the Austrian imperial Kapellmeister from 1788 to 1824, he was one of the most important and famous musicians of his time. Biography Raised in a prosperous family of… …   Wikipedia

  • Figured bass — Melody from the opening of Henry Purcell s Thy Hand, Belinda , Dido and Aeneas (1689) with figured bass below (   …   Wikipedia

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