Howard Mayer Brown: Embellishing 16th-Century Music

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Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

The authentic performance of sixteenth-century music involves more than just reading the notes. The singers and musicians of the time were expected to add elaborate ornamentation according to very precise rules, but exactly how these rules should be interpreted and applied has always presented considerable problems to the modern performer.

This clear, concise, and practical guide to the kinds of ornamentation appropriate to sixteenth-century music is a valuable handbook for those desiring to perform the music of the period.

ISBN: 9780193231757
Published on: 18 March 1976
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193231757