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The lira da braccio

Author: Sterling Scott Jones
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University, 1995.
Series: Publications of the early music Institute
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Lira Da Braccio may be the missing link between the medieval fiddle and the modern violin. By analyzing iconographical representations and instruments in museums, this work identifies several  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sterling Scott Jones
ISBN: 0253209110 9780253209115
OCLC Number: 875939162
Description: 121 p. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Preface1. A Short History of the Lira da Braccio2. Some Early Citations3. Extant Instruments4. The Lira da Braccio in Works of Art5. Chords and Fingering Charts6. Selected Repertoire Marco Cara, S'io sedo a l'ombra 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, CapriccioAppendix 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 MakersBibliography
Series Title: Publications of the early music Institute
Responsibility: Scott Sterling Jones.


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