Aural Images of Lost Traditions: Sharps and Flats in the Sixteenth Century

By: Toft, Robert

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199pp. One of the challenges facing musicians trying to recreate Renaissance music is the absence and ambiguity of pitch notation in the sources of vocal music. 16th century singers were expected to know how to make the appropriate alterations themselves. Through a comparative study of vocal sources, contemporary intabulations of vocal music, and musical treatises, the range of possibilities open to the performer and which sharps and flats practising musicians actually incorporated in their performances are documented.

Title: Aural Images of Lost Traditions: Sharps and Flats in the Sixteenth Century

Author Name: Toft, Robert

Categories: Early Music,

Publisher: Toronto University Press: 1992

ISBN Number: 0802059295

ISBN Number 13: 9780802059291

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 10543

Keywords: Classical Music VOCAL Music Early Music 16th Century History Of Music Criticism Singers Singing,