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Embellishment, Ornamentation, and Improvisation

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines a variety of types of embellishment — from rhythmic flexibility through the ornamental use of vibrato and portamento — and the arbitrary addition of appoggiaturas, trills, ... More


Variation

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Whereas Haydn's favored variation procedures — melodic outline, cantus firmus, and constant bass (or harmony) — are variously embedded in all portions of the cycle, his variation-based designs occur ... More


Op. 54/55 (1788)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Noted for timbral brilliance and an accent on taxing first-violin delivery, this set, Op. 54/55, is traditionally linked to the violinist Johann Tost, who served as a middleman in its sale. ... More


Charles Cooke's Pocket Library

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Charles Cooke and his idea of a pocket library. The chapter argues that Cooke's concept combines Bell's idea of a national library and Wenman's insight for inexpensive books. ... More


The Castrato as Creator: Velluti’s Voice in the London Sheet-Music Market

Sarah Fuchs

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following Giovanni Battista Velluti’s London debut in 1825, British sheet-music publishers issued nearly thirty piano-vocal arrangements that claimed to bear traces of the castrato’s performance ... More


Analyzing Improvisations on a Known Model: The Freedom of Reyong Norot

Leslie A. Tilley

in Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661131
eISBN:
9780226667744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667744.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The second of two chapters in a case study on the musical analysis of collective improvisation, this chapter examines reyong norot, a collectively improvised practice for the Balinese gamelan gong ... More


Beyond Generalizations: The Freedom of Kendang Arja

Leslie A. Tilley

in Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661131
eISBN:
9780226667744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667744.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The second of two chapters in a music-analytic case study of collective improvisation, this chapter examines kendang arja, a collectively improvised practice for two interlocking Balinese drum ... More


The Cultural Corridor Project: Revitalization and Preservation in Downtown Rio De Janeiro

Vicente Del Rio and Denise De Alcantara

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the revitalization and preservation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the context of the Cultural Corridor Project (CCP). This project was conceived in the early 1980s and it ... More


Prosody

Victoria Malawey

in A Blaze of Light in Every Word: Analyzing the Popular Singing Voice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190052201
eISBN:
9780190052249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052201.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Prosody, the pacing and flow of delivery, comprises five constituent components—phrasing, metric placement, motility, embellishment, and consonantal articulation. The synthesis of these components ... More


“Superior Embellishments”: Innovations to the Graphic Arts In the Philadelphia Pictorials

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores technological advances as seen in Miss Leslie’s Magazine: Home Book of Fashion, Literature, and Domestic Economy which was first published in 1843. It explains that Miss ... More


“The Fluttering Host of Many-Colored Competitors”: Regional Imitaors in the Northeast, West, and South

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the emergence of new illustrated magazines which attempted to both imitate and rival their Philadelphia counterparts. In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Miscellany was ... More


Ornamenting Rossini

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the late nineteenth century, the few early nineteenth-century Italian operas remaining in the repertory were routinely reorchestrated to render their sound more similar to operas being composed at ... More


A Garden of Embellishment

Robert Toft

in With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Singers in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries needed to master not only persuasive utterance but also the techniques of melodic ornamentation. This chapter explores the division style of ... More


Ornaments

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter covers basic tenets of eighteenth-century ornamentation and its usage. A compilation of ornaments (also called embellishments) most frequently encountered when one first experiences ... More


Jazz Bass

Nicholas Walker

in Teaching School Jazz: Perspectives, Principles, and Strategies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190462574
eISBN:
9780190462611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462574.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

The role of the double bass in any jazz band is fundamental to the success of the whole ensemble. The bass line carries both the rhythm and harmony from beat to beat in a way that establishes both a ... More


Singing Solfeggio

Nicholas Baragwanath

in The Solfeggio Tradition: A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197514085
eISBN:
9780197514115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514085.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter discusses how, once the solfeggio syllables were ingrained through spoken solfeggio, apprentices would be taught hundreds of different ways to sing them. The real business of learning to ... More


Nurturing Spontaneity Ornamentation, Module One

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The lesson begins with a brief overview of the importance of improvisation and ornamentation in Baroque music, acknowledging that past writers maintained that so practical a skill cannot be learned ... More


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