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Prout, Ebenezer 1835-1909

Works: 398 works in 1,523 publications in 8 languages and 9,866 library holdings
Genres: Music  Oratorios  Scores  Sacred music  Vocal scores  Parts (Music)  Drama  Musical settings  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Composer
Classifications: MT40, 781.42
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Most widely held works by Ebenezer Prout
Fugue by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

54 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THERE IS probably no branch of musical composition in which theory is more widely, one might almost say hopelessly, at variance with practice than in that which forms the subject of the present volume. In Harmony, we are frequently meeting with cases in which the rules of the old text-books need inuch modification but with regard to Fugue there are few indeed of the old precepts are not continually, not to say systematically violated by the greatest masters. The reason for this is no doubt that the standard authorities on the subject, Fux and Marpurg, treated it from the point of view of the seventeenth century, and that most of their successors, such as Cilerubini and Albrechtsberger to name two of the most illustrious, have in the main adopted their rules, taking little or no account of the reformation, amounting almost to a reconstruction, of the fugue at the lands of J. S. Bach. Somewhat more liberality of tone will be found in the treatises of Anclr6, Richter, and Lobe but nut one of these, excepting Lobe, has taken Bachs work as the starting point for his investigations. Lobe, on the other hand, is too revolutionary he ever abolishes the names subject and answer, using instead the terms first imitation, second imitation, c. When we find a distinguished theorist like saying that Bach is not a good model because he allows himself too many exceptions, and are informed that one of the principal Gerinarl teachers of counterpoint is in the habit of telling his pupils that there is not a single correctly written fugue among Bachs Forty- Eight, surely it is high time that an earnest protest were entered against a system of teaching nrliich places in a kind of Expurgatorius the worlds of the greatest fugue writer that the world has ever seen. In writing the present treatise, the author has consulted all the standard authorities, but as may be inferred from what has just been said has followed none. He has proceeded on the same principles which have guided him in all the preceding volumes of this series, and has gone to the works of the great composers themselves
Harmony: its theory and practice by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

103 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double counterpoint and canon by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

46 editions published between 1891 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrumentation by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

55 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical form by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

57 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909), was an English musical theorist, writer, teacher and composer, whose instruction, afterwards embodied in a series of standard works, underpinned the work of many British musicians of succeeding generations. 'Musical Form' was written in 1893 and is almost entirely practical, and points of theory are hardly touched upon
Counterpoint: strict and free by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

62 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied forms: a sequel to 'Musical form' by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

44 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchestra by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

24 editions published between 1877 and 1904 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 songs & airs for soprano & tenor by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

20 editions published between 1908 and 1909 in 5 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepers, wake! = Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme : cantata for soprano, tenor, and bass soli, chorus, and orchestra : cantata no. 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

19 editions published in 1901 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and airs by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of the Rev. John Williams, missionary to Polynesia by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

45 editions published between 1843 and 2011 in English and French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the life of the missionary John Williams (1796-1839), first published in 1843, celebrates his character and his achievements in evangelizing the South Sea islands. Williams believed that the spread of Christianity, 'civilization', and commerce went hand-in-hand, and his work in and around Tahiti and Rarotonga from the time of his first posting there by the London Missionary Society in 1817 was largely well received. In 1830 he became the first person to introduce Christianity to Samoa and, after returning to England in 1834 to raise money and support for the cause, he returned to the Pacific as a celebrity. His final voyage was to Eromango in the New Hebrides, where he was killed and eaten. This violent death combined with the success of his earlier missions caused him to be regarded as a heroic figure and inspired much popular literature
The Messiah : a sacred oratorio composed in the year 1741 by George Frideric Handel( )

17 editions published between 1902 and 1980 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

12 editions published between 1902 and 1943 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugal analysis : a companion to "Fugue" ; being a collection of fugues of various styles put into score and analyzed by Ebenezer Prout( Book )

34 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul : oratorio in three acts = Oratorium in drei Akten [HWV 53] by George Frideric Handel( )

15 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Songs and airs from the great oratorios : for high voice by George Frideric Handel( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele : an oratorio by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published between 1871 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 1908 and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ebenezer Prout Brits componist (1835-1909)

Ebenezer Prout théoricien de la musique, auteur, professeur de musique et compositeur britannique

Praut, Ebenezer.

Praut, Ėbenezer 1835-1909

Prout, E. 1835-1909

Prout, E. (Ebenezer), 1835-1909

Prout, Ebenezer

Vogel, Jetty

Проут Э. 1835-1909


Harmony: its theory and practiceMusical formCounterpoint: strict and freeApplied forms: a sequel to 'Musical form'Memoirs of the life of the Rev. John Williams, missionary to PolynesiaSaul : oratorio in three acts = Oratorium in drei Akten [HWV 53]Songs and airs from the great oratorios : for high voiceSemele : an oratorio