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Theory of Music was founded in 2007 by the composer and writer Barry Mitchell. The main purpose of Theory of Music is to publish resources for the study of the history and theory of music and broadly related subjects.
The main activities engaged in by Theory of Music are:
- the publication of resources provided free on this website
- e-books that are available commercially (currently only in versions for kindle sold by Amazon)
- one to one tuition in music history and theory (this can be done face to face or remotely)
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Barry Mitchell August 2012
5 April 2015
Theory of Music has accepted an invitation to attend the official launch of the innovative online instrument tuition website http://musicalorbit.com/ The event will take place on Monday 20th April 2015 at The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG at 5pm. The launch will be reviewed on this website.
25 March 2015
Theory of Music’s translation of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/a-translation-of-il-combattimento-di-tancredi-e-clorinda-by-monteverdi/) used in the 2015 Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
One of Europe’s most significant arts festivals, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, will include a talk about a performance by the theatre company Societas Raffaello Sanzio which was based on Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. The performance was in Italian but the English documents published in connection with the talk will feature excerpts from the translation of Il Combattimento which appears on this site. For more information about the Kunstenfestivalesarts contact Daniel Blanga-Gubbay founder of the arts organisation Aleppo (www.aleppo.eu). His email address is daniel.aleppo.eu. For more information about Romeo Castellucci, founder of Societas Raffaello Sanzio see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_Castellucci#cite_note-labiennale-1
28 October 2014
Theory of Music’s translation of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/a-translation-of-il-combattimento-di-tancredi-e-clorinda-by-monteverdi/) used in National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award in partnership with BBC Radio 3.
10 October 2014
Theory of Music’s translation of Schubert’s Winterreise (https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/english-translation-of-schuberts-winterreise-poems-by-w-muller/) used at 2014 Oxford Leider Festival workshop.
World renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker CBE will use the translation of Winterreise from Schubert’s Wanderers at her Oxford Lieder Festival masterclass on 16 October 2014 . The venue is St. Columba’s Church, Alfred St. Oxford. See: http://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/events/1280