The basso continuo had been in use for some time before this.
Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
“Chiamata alla Caccia”55 in C major for four horns on a basso continuo.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various
Viadana is said to have been the first to use what is called a basso continuo, and even the figured bass.
Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
another term for thorough bass Often shortened to continuo
bas-relief. Historical Examples Filippo next turned his attention to sculpture, and executed works in basso-relievo, which showed an extraordinary genius. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) S. Spooner Directly over the door is a basso-relievo of two enormous gridirons, in stone. The Book of Curiosities I. […]
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noun (pl) -vos Italian name for bas-relief Historical Examples A basso rilievo of Psyche carried by the Zephyrs was the result. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 Various For him Gibson executed a basso rilievo in terra-cotta, now in the Liverpool museum. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 Various For, as […]
a large woodwind instrument of low range, with a doubled tube and a curved metal crook to which a double reed is attached. Historical Examples I have added a short recitative with hautboy and bassoon, for here recitative is much liked. The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In 1800 we […]
low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range: a bass voice; a bass instrument. of or relating to the lowest part in harmonic music. the bass part. a bass voice, singer, or instrument. double bass. Contemporary Examples His bassy, back-of-the-throat syllables are straighter and sexier; his yowls are more pointed and pained. Is Mick […]