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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Octave Designation Chart
  2. p. x
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface to the First Edition
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Part 1. Vocal/Choral Issues
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. National Singing Styles
  2. pp. 3-30
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  1. 2. The Bel Canto Singing Style
  2. pp. 31-43
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  1. 3. Choral Music in France and England
  2. pp. 44-54
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  1. 4. Choral Music in Italy and the Germanic Lands
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. Part 2. Wind, String, and Percussion Instruments
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. 5. Woodwinds
  2. pp. 71-99
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  1. 6. Cornett and Sackbut
  2. pp. 100-118
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  1. 7. Trombone
  2. pp. 119-132
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  1. 8. Trumpet and Horn
  2. pp. 133-149
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  1. 9. Percussion Instruments and Their Usage
  2. pp. 150-167
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  1. 10. The Violin: Technique and Style
  2. pp. 168-183
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  1. 11. Historical Approaches to Playing the Violin
  2. pp. 184-209
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  1. 12. The Viola da Gamba Family
  2. pp. 210-230
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  1. 13. Violoncello and Violone
  2. pp. 231-247
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  1. 14. Keyboard Instruments
  2. pp. 248-271
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  1. 15. Plucked String Instruments
  2. pp. 272-290
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  1. Part 3. Performance Practice and Practical Considerations
  2. pp. 291-292
  1. 16. Ornamentation in Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Music
  2. pp. 293-316
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  1. 17. Basso Continuo
  2. pp. 317-346
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  1. 18. Meter and Tempo
  2. pp. 347-367
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  1. 19. Tuning and Temperament
  2. pp. 368-374
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  1. 20. Pitch and Transposition
  2. pp. 375-394
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  1. Part 4. The Seventeenth-Century Stage
  2. pp. 395-396
  1. 21. Dance
  2. pp. 397-432
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  1. 22. Theatrical Productions
  2. pp. 433-446
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  1. Appendix A. List of Names and Dates
  2. pp. 447-456
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  1. Appendix B. A Performer’s Guide to Medieval Music: Contents
  2. pp. 457-460
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  1. Appendix C. A Performer’s Guide to Renaissance Music: Contents
  2. pp. 461-462
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 463-506
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 507-510
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 511-536
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253005281
Related ISBN
9780253357069
MARC Record
OCLC
794706753
Pages
560
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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