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.
"This new edition...is an invaluable resource for both amateur and professional performers as well as scholars and anyone else interested in the fascinating world of seventeenth-century music. Stewart Carter's original volume...has been significantly enhanced by Jeffery Kite-Powell.--Jeffrey Kurtzman, Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis" --Jeffrey Kurtzman, Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis--Jeffrey Kurtzman, Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis
List of Illustrations; Octave Designation Chart; Preface to 2nd edition Jeffery Kite-Powell; Preface to 1st edition Stewart Carter I. Vocal/Choral Issues 1. National Singing Styles Sally Sanford; 2. The Bel Canto Style Julianne Baird; 3. Choral Music in France and England Anne Heider; 4. Choral Music in Italy and the Germanic Lands Gary Towne II. Wind, String, and Percussion Instruments 5. Woodwinds Herbert Myers; 6. Cornett and Sackbut Bruce Dickey; 7. Trombone Stewart Carter; 8. Trumpet and Horn Steven E. Plank; 9. Percussion and Timpani John Michael Cooper; 10. The Violin: Period Technique & Style David Douglass; 11. Historical Approaches to Playing the Violin Julie Andrijeski; 12. The Viola da Gamba Family Stuart Cheney with Barbara Coeyman; 13. Violoncello and Violone Marc Vanscheeuwijck; 14. Keyboard Instruments Mark Kroll; 15. Plucked String Instruments Paul O'Dette III. Practical Considerations/Performance Practice 16. Ornamentation in Early Seventeenth-Century Music Italian Music Bruce Dickey; 17. Basso Continuo Jack Ashworth and Paul O'Dette; 18. Meter & Tempo George Houle; 19. Tuning and Temperament Herbert Myers; 20. Pitch and Transposition Herbert Myers IV. Introduction to Baroque Dance 21. Baroque Dance Dorothy Olsson V. Theatrical Productions 22. Theatrical Productions James Middleton Appendix A. List of Composers; Appendix B. A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music: Contents; Appendix C. A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music: Contents; General Bibliography; Contributors; Index
Series: Publications of the Early Music Institute
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 12th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 0.907