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Late- 17th-century continuo songs reached a high point in the works of Purcell.
His earliest songs emphasize textual prosody, but his more representative works
become brilliant concert pieces. In the 18th and 19th centuries, many songs ...
the 19th century; their design was continually modified. For example, many later
Berlins held four people. Much more of a novelty was the development of two-
wheeled carts for passengers, something hardly used since Roman times.
The basset A more important auxiliary instrument was the basset horn horn,
which provided an extension of the bore to take the chalumeau range down to c.
The untimely demise of the basset horn in the 19th century has been regretted by
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