A performer's guide to seventeenth-century music [electronic resource] / edited by Stewart Carter ; revised and expanded by Jeffery Kite-Powell.

2nd ed.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2012.
1 online resource (557 p.)


Publications of the Early Music Institute. [More in this series]
Summary note
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
Prev. ed.: New York : Schirmer Books, c1997.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Octave Designation Chart; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments; PART 1. VOCAL/CHORAL ISSUES; 1. National Singing Styles; 2. The Bel Canto Singing Style; 3. Choral Music in France and England; 4. Choral Music in Italy and the Germanic Lands; PART 2. WIND, STRING, AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS; 5. Woodwinds; 6. Cornett and Sackbut; 7. Trombone; 8. Trumpet and Horn; 9. Percussion Instruments and Their Usage; 10. The Violin: Technique and Style; 11. Historical Approaches to Playing the Violin
  • 12. The Viola da Gamba Family13. Violoncello and Violone; 14. Keyboard Instruments; 15. Plucked String Instruments; PART 3. PERFORMANCE PRACTICE AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS; 16. Ornamentation in Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Music; 17. Basso Continuo; 18. Meter and Tempo; 19. Tuning and Temperament; 20. Pitch and Transposition; PART 4. THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY STAGE; 21. Dance; 22. Theatrical Productions; 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; Bibliography
  • List of ContributorsIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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