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GUEST,Okiemockbird Anyone heard of 'devil tones'? (42) RE: Anyone heard of 'devil tones'? 03 Jul 00

Bonaventura da Brescia seems to dislike the tritone. In his Brevis collectio artis musicae he writes:

ipse tritonus est principium, medius et finis omnium dissonantiarum (the tritone is the beginning, middle and end of all dissonances)


tritonus est trium tonorum, quod est contra proprietatem naturae (a tritone [consists] of three tones, which is against the proper way [or perhaps "property", inherent quality] of nature).

But in my quick scan of his book so far I haven't found any mention of a legal prohibition.


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