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A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music (Publications of the Early Music Institute)


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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.


Prev. ed.: New York: Schirmer Books, c1997.

About the Author

Jeffery Kite-Powell is Professor Emeritus at the Florida State University College of Music. He is translator of Michael Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum III and editor of A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition (IUP, 2007).

Stewart Carter is Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, Executive Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal, and former Editor of Historical Performance: The Journal of Early Music America.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Octave Designation Chart

Preface to the Second Edition \ Jeffery Kite-Powell

Preface to the First Edition \ Stewart Carter


Part 1. Vocal/Choral Issues

1. National Singing Styles \ Sally Sanford

2. The Bel Canto Singing Style \ Julianne Baird

3. Choral Music in France and England \ Anne Harrington Heider

4. Choral Music in Italy and the Germanic Lands \ Gary Towne

Part 2. Wind, String, and Percussion Instruments

5. Woodwinds \ Herbert Myers

6. Cornett and Sackbut \ Bruce Dickey

7. Trombone \ Stewart Carter

8. Trumpet and Horn \ Steven E. Plank

9. Percussion and Timpani \ John Michael Cooper

10. The Violin: Technique and Style \ David Douglass

11. Historical Approaches to Playing the Violin \ Julie Andrijeski

12. The Viola da Gamba Family \ Stuart Cheney with Barbara Coeyman

13. Violoncello and Violone \ Marc Vanscheeuwijck

14. Keyboard Instruments \ Mark Kroll

15. Plucked String Instruments \ Paul O'Dette

Part 3. Performance Practice and Practical Considerations

16. Ornamentation in Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Music \ Bruce Dickey

17. Basso Continuo \ Jack Ashworth and Paul O'Dette

18. Meter and Tempo \ George Houle

19. Tuning and Temperament \ Herbert Myers

20. Pitch and Transposition \ Herbert Myers

Part 4. The Seventeenth-Century Stage

21. Dance \ Dorothy Olsson

22. Theatrical Productions \ James Middleton

Appendix A. List of Names and Dates

Appendix B. A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music: Contents

Appendix C. A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music: Contents


List of Contributors


Product Details

Carter, Stewart
Indiana University Press
Kite-Powell, Jeffery
Bloomington, IN
Music - Classical
History; Medieval to Seventeenth Century; Music; Performance
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Publications of the Early Music Institute
Publication Date:
20 bandw illus., 58 music exx.
9.4 x 6.5 x 1.6 in

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Prev. ed.: New York: Schirmer Books, c1997.
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