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The Lute: An Instrument for All Seasons

MICHAEL LOWE

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the sixteenth century in Italy, the lute became the most important musical instrument in secular settings, whether as a solo instrument or for voice accompaniments and ensembles. By the early ... More


Balance on the Lute: The Role of the Strings

MIMMO PERUFFO

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The lute was the instrument on which the luthiers and string-makers of the past expended the greatest effort in order to achieve the best possible acoustic balance between the instrument and its ... More


Plucked and Hammered Stringed Instruments

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the acoustical principles underlying the behaviour of plucked and hammered stringed instruments, including the effects of the point of attack and the nature of the plectrum or ... More


SINGING FOR THE SOULS OF OUR BROTHERS: Musical Beginnings to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats the beginnings of musical practice at the scuole grandi. It begins with a discussion of the use of chant, in particular a 1365 collection of mass propers and ordinaries for the ... More


SINGING PRAISES TO THE LORD: The Early Use of Professional Musicians, 1445–1500

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the issue of paid singers of polyphony. First used in the middle of the 15th century, these men were also brothers of the scuole grandi for which they sang. They were paid ... More


THE BEST IN THE CITY: Salaried Musicians, 1500–1650

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the salaried musicians of the six scuole grandi during their most active period, 1500-1650. The singers, usually four or five in each ensemble for processions, were ... More


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

Robert Toft

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The sixteenth century was an age of rhetorical persuasion, and singers delivered solo and part songs through a dramatic display of passion that inflamed the hearts and minds of listeners. Composers ... More


Clavierübung II–III and other harpsichord, organ, and lute works

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696284
eISBN:
9780191761102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the following works: Clavierübung II–III; miscellaneous keyboard works (BWV 904, 906, 918, 933–8 238); two lute works (BWV 997–8); and miscellaneous organ works (BWV 590, 547, ... More


Early Recordings

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the early music recordings of Richard Dyer-Bennet from 1941 to 1955. It explains that during this period Dyer-Bennet recorded albums for different labels including Stinson, ... More


Compositional Instruments

Jonathan De Souza

in Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190271114
eISBN:
9780190271145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271114.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Though Johann Sebastian Bach was an expert multi-instrumentalist, his counterpoint is sometimes thought to be a kind of composition without instrumentation. Yet to be playable, this music must manage ... More


Every Trope, Every Figure

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/9780199382026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Composers employed many rhetorical figures in both their lyrics and their music, and these devices often determined the structure of solo and part songs. This section concentrates not only on English ... More


The Prosopopoeia in England

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/9780199382026.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter applies the principles of eloquent delivery to two works by John Dowland, “Sorrow stay” and “In darknesse let mee dwell.” In a prosopopoeia, the singer feigns the affections and nature ... More


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