A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Dec 14, 2011 - Music - 560 pages
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Revised and expanded, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation; performance practice; ornamentation, tuning, temperament; meter and tempo; basso continuo; dance; theatrical production; and much more. The volume includes new chapters on the violin, the violoncello and violone, and the trombone—as well as updated and expanded reference materials, internet resources, and other newly available material. This highly accessible handbook will prove a welcome reference for any musician or singer interested in historically informed performance.

  

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Contents

WIND STRING AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
69
PERFORMANCE PRACTICE AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
291
THE SEVENTEENTHCENTURY STAGE
395
Appendix A List of Names and Dates
447
Contents
457
Contents
461
Bibliography
463
List of Contributors
507
Index
511
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Jeffery Kite-Powell is Professor Emeritus at the Florida State University College of Music. He is translator of Michael Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum III and editor of A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition (IUP, 2007).

Stewart Carter is Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, Executive Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal, and former Editor of Historical Performance: The Journal of Early Music America.

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