A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music (Publications of the Early Music Institute 2nd Revised edition)

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music (Publications of the Early Music Institute 2nd Revised edition)

By: Jeffery T. Kite-Powell (editor)Hardback

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Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available only in the last decade. The guide is comprised of focused chapters on performance practice issues such as 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. The format addresses the widest possible audience for early music, including amateur and professional performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.

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Jeffery Kite-Powell is Professor and Coordinator of Music History and Musicology at Florida State University, where he teaches courses on musicology and music history, and directs the FSU Early Music Ensemble and the vocal group Cantores Musicae Antiquae.


Contents<\> Preface to Second Edition Preface to First Edition Note on Transliteration I. Vocal/Choral Issues 1. The Solo Voice Ellen Hargis 2. On Singing and the Vocal Ensemble I Alexander Blachly 3. On Singing and the Vocal Ensemble II Alejandro Planchart 4. Practical Matters of Vocal Performance Anthony Rooley II. Wind, String, & Percussion Instruments 5. Recorder Herbert Myers 6. Flute Herbert Myers 7. Capped Double Reeds Jeffery Kite-Powell 8. Shawm / Curtal Ross Duffin 9. Racket Jeffery Kite-Powell 10. Bagpipe Adam Knight Gilbert 11. Cornett Douglas Kirk 12. Sackbut Stewart Carter 13. Bowed Strings Wendy Gillespie 14. Violin David Douglass 15. Plucked instruments Paul O'Dette 16. Harp Herbert Myers 17. Percussion Ben Harms 18. Keyboard Instruments Jack Ashworth III. Practical Considerations/Instrumentation 19. Jack Ashworth and Paul O'Dette Proto-continuo 20. Mixed ensembles James Tyler 21. Large ensembles Jeffery Kite-Powell 22. Rehearsal Tips for Instrumental Ensembles Adam Knight Gilbert 23. Performance editions Frederick Gable IV. Performance Practice 24. Tuning & Temperament Ross Duffin 25. Pitch & Transposition Herbert Myers 26. Ornamentation and Improvisation Bruce Dickey 27. Pronunciation guides Ross Duffin V. Aspects of Theory 28. Eight Brief Rules for Composing a Si Placet part Adam Knight Gilbert 29. Sarah Mead Renaissance Theory VI. Introduction to Renaissance Dance 30. Early Renaissance Dance, 1450-1520 Yvonne Kendall VII. For the Early Music Director 31. Starting from scratch Jeffery Kite-Powell Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/07/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780253348661
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780253348661
  • weight: 912
  • ISBN10: 0253348668
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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