The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 : Music, Context, Performance: Music, Context, Performance

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Clarendon Press, 6 sty 2000 - 624
This is a thorough-going study of Monteverdi's Vespers, the single most significant and most widely known musical print from before the time of J.S. Bach. The author examines Monteverdi's Vespers from multiple perspectives, combining his own research with all that is known and thought of the Vespers by other scholars. The historical origin as well as the musical and liturgical context of the Vespers are surveyed; similarly the controversial historiography of the Vespers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is scrutinized and evaluated. A series of analytical chapters attempt to clarify Monteverdi's compositional process and the relationship between music and text in the light of recent research on modal and tonal aspects of early seventeenth century music. The final section is devoted to thirteen chapters investigating performance practice issues of the early seventeenth century and their application to the Vespers, including general and specific recommendations for performance where appropriate. The book concludes with a series of informational appendices, including the psalm cursus for Vespers of all major feasts in the liturgical calendar, texts, and structural outlines for the Vespers compositions based on a cantus firmus, an analytical discography, and bibliographies of seventeenth-century musical and theoretical sources.
 

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The Early and Modern
11
The Liturgy of Vespers and the Antiphon Problem
56
A Brief History of Vespers in the Sixteenth Century
79
A Comparison
99
THE MUSIC
110
A Preliminary Note on Analytical Method and Terminology
185
The Response
202
The Magnificats
256
Vocal Style
386
Pitch and Transposition
404
Obbligato Instruments
412
Instrumental Doubling and Substitution for Vocal Parts
423
Metre and Tempo
433
Vocal and Instrumental Ornamentation
467
Tuning and Temperament
488
Historical Pronunciation
495

The Hymn and
293
Nigra sum
308
Pulchra
325
A Philosophical Note on Historical Performance Practice
347
Continuo Instruments
354
Continuo Realization
367
Voices and Choirs
376
Appendix B Rubrics Regarding Vespers and Marian Antiphons
503
Discography
515
Appendix E Sixteenth and SeventeenthCentury Musical Sources
525
Appendix F Theoretical Treatises of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth
542
Index of Text Incipits and Composition Titles
573
General Index
592
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