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A performer's guide to seventeenth-century music

Author: Stewart Carter; Jeffery T Kite-Powell
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
Series: Publications of the Early Music Institute.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Carter; Jeffery T Kite-Powell
ISBN: 9780253357069 0253357063 9780253005281 0253005280
OCLC Number: 707212741
Notes: Prev. ed.: New York : Schirmer Books, c1997.
Description: xvii, 536 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Vocal/choral issues. National singing styles / Sally Sanford ; The Bel Canto singing style / Julianne Baird ; Choral music in France and England / Anne Harrington Heider ; Choral music in Italy and the Germanic lands / Gary Towne --
Wind, string, and percussion instruments. Woodwinds / Herbert Myers ; Cornett and Sackbut / Bruce Dickey ; Trombone / Stewart Carter ; Trumpet and horn / Steven E. Plank ; Percussion instruments and their usage / John Michael Cooper ; The violin : technique and style / David Douglass ; Historical approaches to playing the violin / Julie Andrijeski ; The viola da gamba family / Stuart Cheney with Barbara Coeyman ; Violoncello and violone / Marc Vanscheeuwijck ; Keyboard instruments / Mark Kroll ; Plucked string instruments / Paul O'Dette --
Performance practice and practical considerations. Ornamentation in early seventeenth-century Italian music / Bruce Dickey ; Basso continuo / Jack Ashworth and Paul O'Dette ; Meter and tempo / George Houle ; Tuning and temperament / Herbert Myers ; Pitch and transposition / Herbert Myers --
The seventeenth-century stage. Dance / Dorothy Olsson ; Theatrical productions / James Middleton.
Series Title: Publications of the Early Music Institute.
Other Titles: Performer's guide to 17th-century music
Responsibility: edited by Stewart Carter ; revised and expanded by Jeffery Kite-Powell.

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