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The Eighteenth-Century Alla Breve

Roger Mathew Grant

in Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Remembered today in association with the musical topic of the stile antico, the alla breve was simultaneously a tempo marker, a stylistic descriptor, and a meter signature in the eighteenth century. ... More


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