By R. Stevenson
BERMUDO by myself of the various Spanish theorists and composers of the sixteenth century turns out to have written something in particular for brand new international use. all of the extra becoming is it, then, to have accomplished this monograph in part of the Spanish Indies that used to be stirring each Andalusian's mind's eye through the days whilst he was once first sending his books around the Atlantic. In each manner his used to be a extraordinary character. He used to be the 1st to compose and submit any organ song in Spain. as though the booklet of such song in staff-notation weren't adequate he additionally released the 1st Spanish keyboard piece in tablature. He was once the 1st in Spain to print any track in ranking. he's pointed out by means of Pincherle because the first to submit a harp procedure anyplace. He pioneered with the 1st treatise in particular designed for girl use. He additionally "enjoys" the excellence of getting turn into in Tapia's Verge! de Musica (1570) the main ruthlessly plagiarized author in Spanish musical historical past. If bulk determines preeminence he stands above even Tomas de Santa Maria - who released just one quantity, and that containing significantly much less textual content. If diversity of pursuits determines rank not anyone else writing in Spanish in the course of his century even techniques him. Nor does an individual else in Spanish have such a lot of experts at his fingertips.