A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period

Second Edition

A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period

Preface / Anthony Burton -- Introduction / Christopher Hogwood -- Historical background / George Pratt -- Notation and interpretation / Peter Holman -- Keyboard / Davitt Moroney -- Strings / Andrew Manze -- Wind instruments / Stephen Preston -- Singing / John Potter -- Sources and editions / Clifford Bartlett

Piano Pedagogy

A Research and Information Guide

Piano Pedagogy

Piano Pedagogy: A Research and Information Guide provides a detailed outline of resources available for research and/or training in piano pedagogy. Like its companion volumes in the Routledge Music Bibliographies series, it serves beginning and advanced students and scholars as a basic guide to current research in the field. The book will includes bibliographies, research guides, encyclopedias, works from other disciplines that are related to piano pedagogy, current sources spanning all formats, including books, journals, audio and video recordings, and electronic sources.

A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music

A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music

Revised and expanded, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation; performance practice; ornamentation, tuning, temperament; meter and tempo; basso continuo; dance; theatrical production; and much more. The volume includes new chapters on the violin, the violoncello and violone, and the trombone—as well as updated and expanded reference materials, internet resources, and other newly available material. This highly accessible handbook will prove a welcome reference for any musician or singer interested in historically informed performance.

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

A revised and expanded guide to performance practice issues in Renaissance music

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available only in the last decade. The guide is comprised of focused chapters on performance practice issues such as vocal and choral music; various types of ensembles; profiles of specific instruments; instrumentation; performance practice issues; theory; dance; regional profiles of Renaissance music; and guidelines for directors. The format addresses the widest possible audience for early music, including amateur and professional performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.

Performing Baroque Music

Performing Baroque Music

Listeners, performers, students and teachers will find here the analytical tools they need to understand and interpret musical evidence from the baroque era. Scores for eleven works, many reproduced in facsimile to illustrate the conventions of 17th and 18th century notation, are included for close study. Readers will find new material on continuo playing, as well as extensive treatment of singing and French music. The book is also a concise guide to reference materials in the field of baroque performance practice with extensive annotated bibliographies of modern and baroque sources that guide the reader toward further study. First published by Ashgate (at that time known as Scolar Press) in 1992 and having been out of print for some years, this title is now available as a print on demand title.

Johann Sebastian Bach's Art of Fugue

Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory

Johann Sebastian Bach's Art of Fugue

This book, by a leading Bach performer, is designed to provide a practical guide to the performance of the "Art of Fugue."

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume I

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume I

A most impressive 220-page edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and 24 fugues were painstakingly researched over a period of 10 years, using the most important original manuscript sources. Baroque scholar Willard A. Palmer's thorough introduction discusses fugal construction, articulation and other aspects of performance interpretation. Volume I of "The Well-Tempered Clavier" has been updated with a new "look" to match Volume II. This essential masterpiece is a "must-have" for all pianists.

A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar

A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar

James Tyler offers a practical manual to aid guitar players and lutenists in transitioning from modern stringed instruments to the baroque guitar. He begins with the physical aspects of the instrument, addressing tuning and stringing arrangements and technique before considering the fundamentals of baroque guitar tablature. In the second part of the book Tyler provides an anthology of representative works from the repertoire. Each piece is introduced with an explanation of the idiosyncrasies of the particular manuscript or source and information regarding any performance practice issues related to the piece itself -- represented in both tablature and staff notation. Tyler's thorough yet practical approach facilitates access to this complex body of work.