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The Lira Da Braccio - S.S. Jones

The Lira Da Braccio

Paperback

Published: 1st May 1995
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"This is an essential book for those interested in renaissance instrumentation as well as for potential players." -- Early Music Review

"Sterling Scott Jones wrote a marvelous and very welcome work which can be warmly recommended to all musicians, musicologists, and instrument makers interested in early music, its instruments, and performance pratice.... This work is of the highest scholarly and, at the same time, practical value (which is extremely rare ): It certainly opens up a new era in the research and use of the lira da braccio." -- RIdIM/RCMI Newsletter

"Sterling Scott Jone's exceptional book is... welcome as a practical study of the instrument, with its emphasis on iconography, and with its fingering charts, tuning instructions and playable musical examples." -- The Consort: European Journal of Early Music

The 16th-century lira da braccio may be the missing link between the medieval fiddle and the modern violin. This is a brief history of the lira da braccio, a handbook for its use, and selected repertoire.

"This is an essential book for those interested in renaissance instrumentation as well as for potential players." Early Music Review "Sterling Scott Jones wrote a marvelous and very welcome work which can be warmly recommended to all musicians, musicologists, and instrument makers interested in early music, its instruments, and performance practice... This work is of the highest scholarly and, at the same time, practical value (which is extremely rare!): It certainly opens up a new era in the research and use of the lira da braccio." RIdIM/RCMI Newsletter "Sterling Scott Jones' exceptional book is ... welcome as a practical study of the instrument, with its emphasis on iconography, and with its fingering charts, tuning instructions and playable musical examples." The Consort: European Journal of Early Music

Preface 1. A Short History of the Lira da Braccio 2. Some Early Citations 3. Extant Instruments 4. The Lira da Braccio in Works of Art 5. Chords and Fingering Charts 6. Selected Repertoire Marco Cara, SOio sedo a lOombra amor Jacob Arcadelt, O felici occhi miei Annonymous, Con pianto e con dolore Marco Cara, Io non compro piu speranza Alfonso della Viola, Music tol Sacrificio Anonymous, Romanesca, Pasamezo de lira (fragment) Anonymous, Aime sospiri Biagio Marini, Capriccio Appendix Pesaro Manuscript and Transcription Anonymous, Ayme sospiri (Excorial Manuscript) Biagio Marini, Capriccio per Sonare il Violino con tre corde a modo di Lira Fingering Chart for Alto Tuning List of Instrument Makers Bibliography

ISBN: 9780253209115
ISBN-10: 0253209110
Series: Publications of the Early Music Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st May 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.33