Syntagma Musicum

Syntagma Musicum is a book by the German musicologist Michael Praetorius, published in Wittenberg and Wolfenbüttel in three parts between 1614-1620. It is one of the most commonly used research sources for the music theory of the seventeenth century.[1] The second work De Organographia illustrates and describes musical instruments and their use; becoming a valuable resource for the research and reconstruction of early instruments.

The three volumes (a fourth was in progress but never published) were:

See also


  1. Herbert, Trevor (28 March 2006). The Trombone. Yale University Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-300-10095-2. Retrieved 27 February 2013.

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