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

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
xvii, 536 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


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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{u2014}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."--Publisher description.
Prev. ed.: New York : Schirmer Books, c1997.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 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.
Other title(s)
Performer's guide to 17th-century music
  • 9780253357069 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0253357063 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780253005281 ((e-book))
  • 0253005280 ((e-book))
Other standard number
  • 40020669346
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