Gradus

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Gradus

An ancient Roman unit of length approximately equivalent to 740 millimeters. It was also called a pes sestertius.
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In the second category are gradus ad parnassum, the other novella in The School for Velocity, which opens with a governing metaphor before the onset of the story line, and the lyrical, incantatory openings, purposely disorienting through their lack of relation to specific time or place over several pages, of The Distant Sound and Awakening to the Great Sleep War.
For many Catholic composers, including Anton Bruckner, consciously historicist composition overlapped with what Garratt calls the stylus a capella: the perpetually evolving tradition of strict counterpoint in Catholic sacred music, stretching without interruption from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, especially as distilled by Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum (Vienna: Joannis Petri van Ghelen, 1725; facsim, reprint, New York: Georg Olms, 1974).
Bell has performed with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra; Fleck, who has been in Eugene several times, also has been nominated for his arrangement of Claude Debussy's "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum," with bassist Edgar Meyer.
More important, we now have a collection of contrapuntal models contemporaneous with the early years of the Roman School, dating some two centuries before Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum (1725), previously considered to be the earliest treatise to codify the principles of Palestrina's counterpoint.
We may assume that he taught Zelenka the elements of style as thoroughly as he expounded them in his textbook Gradus ad parnassum (1725).
The list of variant readings, editorial emendations, and remarks exhaustively documents the variants between the consulted sources, while the appendix transcribes passages from "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum," "Jumbo's Lullaby," and "Serenade of the Doll" as heard on the Welte rolls, with the qualifier: "These may include slips or mechanical inaccuracies, and should be regarded with caution" (p.