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

By: Toft, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Toronto University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 10543

ISBN: 0802059295

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


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 i... View more info