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

Nicholas Baragwanath

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197514085
eISBN:
9780197514115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book is the first study of the solfeggio tradition, which was fundamental to the training of European musicians c. 1680–1830. It addresses one of the last major gaps in historical research ... More


Basic Theory Treatises

Busse Berger Anna Maria

in Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240285
eISBN:
9780520930643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240285.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the role of elementary theory treatises in music memorization. It investigates how medieval music students memorized the musical material and discusses the use of short mnemonic ... More


The Hexachord

Kate Clark and Amanda Markwick

in The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190913335
eISBN:
9780197546826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913335.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In Chapter 12, we present the three primary hexachords used in the Renaissance, plus basic advice on how to apply them to the music. We also consider Martin Agricola’s suggestion that the six ... More


Epilogue: Alternative Systems and the End of the Great Tradition

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/9780197514085.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter provides a brief survey of alternative solmization systems, which arose largely as a result of Protestant attempts to break free from Roman oversight, followed by an account of the rise ... More


Canto Fermo and Canto Figurato

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/9780197514085.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter surveys the rudiments in their original medieval notation. These were the first (and often only) music lessons taught to choristers in Catholic Europe. Scholars of early music will find ... More


Speaking 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/9780197514085.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins the lessons in the eighteenth-century art of melody, involving practical engagement with real historical solfeggi. It provides instruction in the first year of study: how to name ... More


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