Revised and increased because it first seemed in 1991, the consultant good points new chapters on ornamentation and practice session strategies, in addition to up to date reference fabrics, net assets, and different new fabric made on hand merely within the final decade. The advisor is made out of targeted chapters on functionality perform concerns resembling vocal and choral song; a variety of kinds of ensembles; profiles of particular tools; instrumentation; functionality perform matters; conception; dance; local profiles of Renaissance tune; and instructions for administrators. The structure addresses the widest attainable viewers for early tune, together with beginner performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.
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Third, the singers I have worked with ﬁnd it difﬁcult to read editions which attempt to show the long-range rhythm. Thus, these efforts seem self-defeating. What can be learned from singing from partbooks? I have found that singers experience a tremendous thrill when they ﬁrst ﬁnd they are able to make music reading mensural notation with ligatures. Moreover, singing from partbooks frees the ear from the tyranny of the eye and allows the sound of the music—as it is happening—to serve as the guide to pulse and tempo.
Harmonia Mundi USA: HMU907083, 1992. Goe Nightly Cares: John Dowland’s Dances from Lachrimae (1604);William Byrd’s Consort Music and Songs. Virgin Classics 7911172, 1990. Music from the Spanish Kingdoms. Circa 1500, Nancy Hadden, director. CRD 3447, 1989. Peasant, Dance, and Street Songs in Germany circa 1490–1540. Telefunken, SAWT 9486A, 1967. The Solo Voice in the Renaissance 13 Songs for Tenor and Lute ( John Dowland). Virgin Classics:VC 790726-2, 1989. [Editor’s additions] A Candle in the Dark—Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music.
Harmonia Mundi No. HMU907140. Royal Delight—17th-century English Ballads and Dances. The King’s Noyse, David Douglass, conductor. —HMX2907370–71 (Includes HMU907101 & HMU907180). Seaven Teares:The Music of John Dowland. The King’s Noyse, David Douglass, director; Paul O’Dette, lute; Ellen Hargis, soprano. Harmonia Mundi No. HMU907275. Vocal music in this period was often more or less synonymous with “advanced,”“challenging,” and “serious” composition—thus a repertory for professionals. One might think it appropriate, therefore, for professional singers today to tackle it; but by and large this is not what happens.
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