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Juan Bermudo

Author : R. Stevenson
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BERMUDO alone of the many Spanish theorists and composers of the 16th century seems to have written anything specifically for New World use. All the more fitting is it, then, to have completed this monograph in a part of the Spanish Indies that was stirring every Andalusian's imagination during the days when he was first sending his books across the Atlantic. In every way his was a remarkable personality. He was the first to compose and publish any organ music in Spain. As if the publication of such music in staff-notation were not enough he also published the first Spanish keyboard piece in tablature. He was the first in Spain to print any music in score. He is cited by Pincherle as the first to publish a harp method anywhere. He pioneered with the first treatise specifically designed for female use. He also "enjoys" the distinction of having become in Tapia's Verge! de Musica (1570) the most ruthlessly plagiarized writer in Spanish musical history. If bulk determines preeminence he stands above even Tomas de Santa Maria - who published only one volume, and that containing considerably less text. If range of interests determines rank no one else writing in Spanish during his century even approaches him. Nor does anyone else in Spanish have so many authorities at his fingertips.

Music Theory from Zarlino to Schenker

Author : David Damschroder
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At last a vast amount of recent scholarship, pertaining to four centuries of theoretical developments including the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, has been organized systematically in a single volume. In the Dictionary of Theorists, the major section of the volume, individual entries devoted to approximately 250 theorists supply all of the bibliographic information most scholars are likely to require: titles and publication data for each author's treatises and principal articles, as well as titles and locations of manuscripts; lists of translations, facsimile editions, and microfilm copies of each work; a bibliography of articles, books, dissertations, and encyclopedia entries pertinent to an author and his works; and a compilation of modern reviews of the books, translations, and facsimile editions cited. Author, title, and subject indices facilitate access to materials for various research topics in the areas of speculative and practical music theory, and to a lesser yet significant extent, in the areas of acoustics, aesthetics, lexicography, music analysis, musicology, orchestration, and performance practice. A chronology is provided so that the reader may determine at a glance, which authors were active at any point within the centuries covered.

Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author : Susan Forscher Weiss
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What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these topics and other -- including gender, social status, and the role of the Church -- to better understand the identities of music teachers and students from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe. This volume provides an expansive view of the beginnings of music pedagogy, and shows how the act of learning was embedded in the broader context of the early Western art music tradition.

Tuning Temperament and Pedagogy for the Vihuela in Juan Bermudo s Declaracion de Instrumentos Musicales 1555

Author : Maria Therese Annoni
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The History of Keyboard Music to 1700

Author : Willi Apel
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This classic work has served a generation of pianists, organists, and harpsichordists and remains a necessity for every serious keyboard musician today. It is a detailed chronological survey from the 14th century to the end of the 17th. Beginning with the earliest sources, Professor Apel examines national styles and individual composers as well as the careers of the many evolving musical forms and instruments. Much of the material is organized by period and by national style areasÑfrom Poland to Portugal. A monument of scholarship, this indispensable reference work is also remarkably user-friendly and engagingly written throughout.

The Declaracion de Instrumentos Musicales of Fray Juan Bermudo

Author : Vinson Clair Bushnell
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Juan Bermudo s Statement on Musical Instruments

Author : Carmen Hermosillo
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Dance and Instrumental Diferencias in Spain During the 17th and Early 18th Centuries History and background music and dance

Author : Maurice Esses
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The intimately related phenomena of dance and instrumental variation were prominent features of Spanish culture during the 17th and early 18th centuries. These variations (diferencias) on a set piece of music or choreographed movement permeated the activities of professional and amateur musicians, secular and sacred festivities, and were cultivated by the aristocracy as well as the lower class. The incorporation of variation into the instrumental music which accompanied dance enabled the instrumentalists to produce pieces of sufficient length and diversity to accommodate the needs of the dancers on different occasions. As to the two volumes which will complete this set, Volume 2 supplies a complete inventory and transcription of th e extant instrumental dance pieces and variation sets (495 pieces plus 228 pasacalles), and Volume 3 will contain the original notes in Spanish.

Encomium Musicae

Author : Robert J. Snow
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Professor Snow's auspicious debut in musicology came in 1958 as the author of the chapter on Old Roman chant in Willi Apel's Gregorian Chant. He completed his doctorate at the University of Illinois in 1968, and his major faculty appointments have been at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, and University of Texas. His publications range from the medieval era to the baroque, most of them dealing with sacred music in Spain, Portugal, the Hispanic New World, and eastern Europe. Encomium Musicae will present over 40 articles by scholars from seven different countries, most of them specialists in the music of Spain, Portugal, or the Hispanic New World

Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe

Author : Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl
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This book presents a varied and nuanced analysis of the dynamics of the printing, publication, and trade of music in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries across Western and Northern Europe. Chapters consider dimensions of music printing in Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy, showing how this area of inquiry can engage a wide range of cultural, historical and theoretical issues. From the economic consequences of the international book trade to the history of women music printers, the contributors explore the nuances of the interrelation between the materiality of print music and cultural, aesthetic, religious, legal, gender and economic history. Engaging with the theoretical turns in the humanities towards material culture, mobility studies and digital research, this book offers a wealth of new insights that will be relevant to researchers of early modern music and early print culture alike.

Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age

Author : Robert Stevenson
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Stradivari

Author : Stewart Pollens
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A highly illustrated biography and study of Stradivari, the greatest violin maker, including colour photographs of his most famous instruments.

The Harpsichord and Clavichord

Author : Igor Kipnis
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The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world. It completes the three-volume Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments.

The Organ

Author : Douglas Earl Bush
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This third volume of The Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments includes articles on the organ family of instruments. It features articles on famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction and maintenance of the instruments, and related terminology. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world. This is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments and will be indispensable to any person or institution interested in the organ.

Spanish Music Ficta According to Juan Bermudo

Author : Joan Brooks Wallace Myers
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The Guitar and Its Music

Author : James Tyler
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'Books on the history of the guitar are not in short supply but this one is one of the very best... Tyler's contribution is excellent... The Guitar and Its Music will open the eyes of those who think that the instrument is fit only for rock stars, born-again evangelists - and the occasional Prime Minister.' -Anthony Pryer, Times Literary SupplementFollowing James Tyler's earlier introduction to the history, repertory, and playing techniques of the four- and five-course guitar (The Early Guitar, OUP 1980), which performers and scholars of Renaissance and Baroque guitar and lute music and classical guitarists found valuable and enlightening, this new book, written in collaboration with Paul Sparks and incorporating the latest ideas and research, is an authoritative guide to the history and repertory of the guitar from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Classical era.

Early Music History

Author : Iain Fenlon
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Early Music History is devoted to the study of music from the early Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. It demands the highest standards of scholarship from its contributors, all of whom are leading academics in their fields. It gives preference to studies pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and to those developing novel methodological ideas. The scope is exceptionally broad and includes manuscript studies, textual criticism, iconography, studies of the relationship between words and music and the relationship between music and society. Articles in volume six include: On the question of psalmody in the ancient synagogue; Music and grammar: imitation and analogy in Morales and the Spanish humanists; and a Florentine chansonnier of the early sixteenth century.

Instrumentalists and Renaissance Culture 1420 1600

Author : Victor Coelho
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This innovative and multi-layered study of the music and culture of Renaissance instrumentalists spans the early institutionalization of instrumental music from c.1420 to the rise of the basso continuo and newer roles for instrumentalists around 1600. Employing a broad cultural narrative interwoven with detailed case studies, close readings of eighteen essential musical sources, and analysis of musical images, Victor Coelho and Keith Polk show that instrumental music formed a vital and dynamic element in the artistic landscape, from rote function to creative fantasy. Instrumentalists occupied a central role in courtly ceremonies and private social rituals during the Renaissance, and banquets, dances, processions, religious celebrations and weddings all required their participation, regardless of social class. Instrumental genres were highly diverse artistic creations, from polyphonic repertories revealing knowledge of notated styles, to improvisation and flexible practices. Understanding the contributions of instrumentalists is essential for any accurate assessment of Renaissance culture.

Studies in Historical Improvisation

Author : Massimiliano Guido
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In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a musical blossoming out of the capricious genius of the player—that dominated throughout the twentieth century. In the Renaissance and Baroque eras, composing in the mind (alla mente) had an important didactic function. For several categories of musicians, the teaching of counterpoint happened almost entirely through practice on their own instruments. This volume offers the first systematic exploration of the close relationship among improvisation, music theory, and practical musicianship from late Renaissance into the Baroque era. It is not a historical survey per se, but rather aims to re-establish the importance of such a combination as a pedagogical tool for a better understanding of the musical idioms of these periods. The authors are concerned with the transferral of historical practices to the modern classroom, discussing new ways of revitalising the study and appreciation of early music. The relevance and utility of such an improvisation-based approach also changes our understanding of the balance between theoretical and practical sources in the primary literature, as well as the concept of music theory itself. Alongside a word-centred theoretical tradition, in which rules are described in verbiage and enriched by musical examples, we are rediscovering the importance of a music-centred tradition, especially in Spain and Italy, where the music stands alone and the learner must distil the rules by learning and playing the music. Throughout its various sections, the volume explores the path of improvisation from theory to practice and back again.

The Royal Chapel in the Time of the Habsburgs

Author : Juan José Carreras Lopez
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Focusing on the royal chapel established by Philip II in Madrid, the essays in this richly illustrated volume offer a series of different perspectives on the development of the main court chapels of Europe.