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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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By contrast, one of the two stories in The School for Velocity, "Gradus ad Parnassum," began as a "pure" narrative piece and was then adapted as a play entitled Opus 111 and staged in 1993.
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.
Parts i and ii, 'Gradus Ad Parnassum (1842-1866)' and 'The Pursuit of Beauty (1864-1874)' take us through the early years of Mallarme's apprenticeship ('a continuity of experimentation and advance' (p.
Accordingly, in the summer of 2011 Smetana's opera buffa, precisely corresponding in terms of both action and music with this year's festival motto "That which is easy is difficult" (Johann Joseph Fux, Gradus ad Parnassum), was performed in Zungel's authorised translation for the first time in Graz, where it could have been staged back in 1871.
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).
"Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" is a sort of hygienic and progressive gymnastic: it therefore does you good to play it every morning, before breakfast, beginning by "modere" to end at "anime"--I hope the clarity of this explanation will enchant you.
Tuma thus got the chance to become the pupil of a then acclaimed master of classical counterpoint, whose thorough treatise "Gradus ad Parnassum" was for a long time the best available textbook.