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Herschel, William (1738–1822), musician and astronomer

Michael Hoskin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Applied Music; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5900 words.

Herschel, William (1738–1822), musician and astronomer, was born at Hanover on 15 November 1738, and baptized Friedrich Wilhelm. He was the fourth of the ten children (and the third of six...

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octave

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music — Indian Music — Music.

Term in Western music for the musical scale of seven notes, i.e. HindustaniSaptak and Karnatik Sthāyi. (See

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partials

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Music.

Constituents of the notes of the harmonic series, the main (fundamental) note being the first partial and the remainder the upper partials.

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