A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music

A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music : Early Music America: Performer's Guides to Early Music

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This is an excellent reference volume including essays on all aspects of medieval music performance. With forty essays written by experts in the field on everything from repertoire, voices and instruments to basic theory, all aspects of recreation are treated. This guide has already proven indispensable to performers and scholars of medieval music. Chapters on vocal and choral music; various types of ensembles; profiles of specific instruments; instrumentation; performance practice issues; theory; dance; regional profiles of Renaissance music, and guidelines for directors are all treated. It is a comprehensive and authoritative reference by leading performers in the field for a variety of enthusiasts.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 44mm | 879.96g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253215331
  • 9780253215338
  • 684,955

Table of contents

Part 1: RepertoireI.Sacred 1.Chant 2.Organum 3.Motet & Cantilena 4. Polyphonic Mass OrdinaryII.Non-Liturgical Monophony 5.Introduction 6.Latin 7.Occitan 8.French 9.Iberian 10. Sephardic 11. Italian 12. German 13. English III.Lyric Forms post 1300 14. French Ars Nova 15. Italian Ars Nova 16. Ars Subtilior 17. Early Du FayIV.Drama 18. Litugical 19. VernacularPart 2: Voices & InstrumentsV.The Voice in the Middle Ages 20. Poetics as Technique VI.Bowed Strings 21a.Vielle before 1300 21b.Vielle after 1300 22. Rebec 23. SymphoniaVII.Plucked Strings 24a.Harp 24b.Imagining the Early Medieval Harp 24c.Playing the Late Medieval Harp 25. Lute, Gittern, & CitoleVIII.Winds 26. Flutes 27. Reeds & Brass 28. BagpipeIX.Keyboard & Related Types 29. Organ 30. String Keyboards 31. Psaltery & DulcimerX.Percussion 32. PercussionXI.Instrumental Usage 33. Untexted Repertoire 34. Improvisation & Accompaniment before 1300 35. Ornamentation & Improvisation after 1300Part 3: Theory & PracticeXII.Essential Theory for Performers 36. The Gamut, Solmization & Modes 37. Musica ficta 38. Proportion 39. Notation & Editions 40. Tuning Select DiscographySelect BibliographyIndexshow more

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" ... a book that everyone, listeners as well as students, who is interested in medieval music should read... stimulating, up-to-date, and practical."--EARLY MUSIC REVIEW, September 2003show more

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