Baroque Music Style and Performance, a Handbook

ISBN-10: 0393300528

ISBN-13: 9780393300529

Edition: 1982

Authors: Robert Donington

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Author's Note
Getting the Feel
Getting the feel
A variety of idioms
Preparing the Text
Acquiring the material
Completing the notes
Marking up the material
Shaping the Tempo
Good tempo a variable
Time-signatures
Time-words
Dance-forms
Measured timings
Flexibility in baroque tempo
Notated rallentandos
Flexibility in recitative
Working rules for tempo
Shaping the Line
Sustaining and inflecting
Phrasing and articulation
Dynamic contrasts
Dynamic structure
Echoes and humps
Vibrato
Dynamic balance
Accentuation
Syncopation and hemiola
Shaping the Rhythm
Rhythmic alteration
Inequality
Dotted notes
Triplet rhythms
Examples of rhythmic alteration
Accidentals
Placement or displacement by accidentals
Persistence of accidentals
Examples involving accidentals
Ornamenting the Line
Choice and necessity
Free ornamentation
Suggestions for free ornamentation
Examples of free ornamentation
Specific Ornaments
An open situation
The appoggiatura
Appoggiaturas in recitative
The double appoggiatura
The passing appoggiatura
The slide and the tirata
The acciaccatura
The trill
Examples illustrating the trill
The mordent
The turn and other changing or passing notes
Compound ornaments
Accompaniment
Improvised composing
Accompanying recitative
Instruments of accompaniment
Examples of accompaniment
The Sound
Sound and Sense
Transparency and incisiveness
A balance in music and performance
References
Further Reading
Index
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