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Tempo

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/9780198161653.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines changing approaches to tempo and the ways composers specified it in their music. Factors influencing the performer's choice of tempo are considered, together with evidence for a ... More


Techniques for Keeping Time

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/9780199367283.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As theories of meter moved away from descriptions of time beating and began to focus on the properties of the measure itself, concern grew among theorists that meter signatures no longer effectively ... More


The Reinvention of Tempo

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/9780199367283.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 7 provides an extended study of the celebrated machine Maelzel patented and its reception in the music theory of the era. If, as Beethoven and others complained, the meter signatures and ... More


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


Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Roger Mathew Grant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book chronicles the shifting relationships between theories of meter and conceptualizations of time from the age of Zarlino to the invention of the metronome. Writers on music have long grappled ... More


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