William Holder and His Position in Seventeenth Century Philosophy and Music Theory

Author: Stanley, Jerome

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
1. Introduction: Biography of William Holder; Holder’s Theory Treatise; Holder’s Other Creative Efforts
2. Historical Background: Socio-cultural Climate of England during the 17th Century; Holder’s Connection with the Wren Family
3. Contemporary Philosophical Influences on Holder: Galilei, Mersenne, Bacon, Hobbes, Boyle, Newton, Wallis, Kircher, Leibniz, Gassendi
4. Music Theory in 17th Century England: Background; Musical Education at Cambridge; Johann Heinrich Alsted; John Playford; Thomas Salmon
5-15. Treatise of the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony, by William Holder
16. Holder’s Treatise Compared with an Essay by Francis Guilford
17. Historical Perspective of Holder’s ideas on Acoustics (17th-20th centuries)
18. Conclusion
Appendices, Bibliography