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Readings in the History of Music in Performance : A Midland Book - Carol MacClintock

Readings in the History of Music in Performance

A Midland Book

By: Carol MacClintock (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1994
ISBN: 9780253202857
Number Of Pages: 448

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..". extremely useful... In MacClintock's selections, even when the source is primarily theoretical, she chooses passages that give a lively insight into actual music-making."A -- Continuo

Readings on the performance of Western music from the late middle ages to the early nineteenth century describe the accepted conventions and actual practices of former times.

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" ... extremely useful ... In MacClintock's selections, even when the source is primarily theoretical, she chooses passages that give a lively insight into actual music-making." Continuo

Before 1500
The Late Middle Ages
from Tractatus de musicap. 3
Treatise on Discantp. 7
The Early Renaissance
from De modo bene cantandip. 12
Banquet of the Oath of the Pheasantp. 16
The Renaissance
Music in Daily Life
from The Decameronp. 21
from The Book of the Courtierp. 22
from Discorso sopra la musicap. 27
On Singing and Ornamentation
from Compendium musicesp. 30
Letter on Singingp. 37
from Practica musicap. 61
from Prattica di musicap. 68
Rules for Performers and Composers
from L'antica musicap. 76
from Istitutioni harmonichep. 79
from Il Transilvanop. 87
from A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musickp. 95
The Seventeenth Century
Music a Gentleman's Recreation
from The Compleat Gentlemanp. 105
from The Life of George Herbertp. 109
from Memoirs of Musicp. 110
Travelers' Accounts of Musical Performances
from Coryat's Cruditiesp. 114
Response to an Inquisitive Person on the Italian Feeling about Musicp. 116
On Organ Playing
from Conclusioni nel suono dell' organop. 127
Letter on Style in Organ Playingp. 130
Three Prefacesp. 132
The Performance of Sacred Music
from Parasceve ad solemnitatem evangelicamp. 137
Preface to Historia der Auferstehung Jesu Christip. 139
from Syntagma musicum, On Arranging Choirsp. 142
Tempo, Tactus, and Musical Terms
from Syntagma musicum, On Choral Music, On Musical Termsp. 150
from Harmonie universelle, On Beating the Measurep. 152
from A Choice Collection of Lessonsp. 155
On Singing
from Andreas Ornithoparcus His Micrologusp. 159
from Syntagma musicum, Instruction for Singersp. 162
from Harmonie universelle, How to Train Voicesp. 170
Music for the Theater
Four Lettersp. 176
from Rappresentazione di Anima, et di Corpop. 182
Preface to Dafnep. 186
from The Description of a Maskep. 194
from "Trattato della musica scenica"p. 201
On Ballet
from Idees des Spectacles anciens et nouveauxp. 205
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Instructions for Playing the Clavecin
from Les Principes du Clavecinp. 211
from L'Art de toucher le Clavecinp. 224
from Pieces de clavecinp. 228
Opera: Pro and Con
from Histoire de la musique et de ses effetsp. 239
Letter on the Operap. 250
from A General History of Musicp. 256
from Lettres familieresp. 267
The Violin
from Musicall Grammarian and Other Memoirsp. 288
from The Art of Playing on the Violinp. 292
from Florilegium secundump. 297
The New Instruction Methods
from Essay on the True Art of Playing the Clavierp. 304
from Versuch einer Anweisung die Flote . . .p. 315
from Versuch einer grundliche Violinschulep. 325
from Clavierschulep. 338
The Dance
from Letters on the Dancep. 344
On Vocal Music
from Observations on the Florid Songp. 352
from Versuch einer Answeisung die Flote . . . , Requirements of a Good Singerp. 357
Travelers' Reports
from Lettres familieresp. 360
from The Present State of Music in France and Italy and The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Provincesp. 363
On the Performance of Famous Men
from "Bach the Clavier Player"p. 373
from A General History of the Science and Practice of Music (Handel)p. 377
Four Lettersp. 379
from "Recollections from My Life" (Beethoven)p. 383
from The Life of Beethoven and Biographie von Ludwig van Beethovenp. 384
Opinion and Criticism
from An Essay on Musical Expressionp. 400
from Observations on the Present State of Music, in Londonp. 404
from Vertraute Briefe aus Parisp. 408
from Voyage musical and A travers chantsp. 413
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ISBN: 9780253202857
ISBN-10: 025320285X
Series: A Midland Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 22nd September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 14.99  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.63

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