The Solfeggio Tradition: A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century
 
 
Oxford University Press Inc
  • erscheint ca. am 15. Dezember 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 432 Seiten
978-0-19-751408-5 (ISBN)
 
In this first-ever book on the solfeggio tradition, one of the pillars of eighteenth-century music education, author Nicholas Baragwanath illuminates how performers and composers developed their exceptional skills in improvising and inventing melodies.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
210 music examples, 24 figures, 7 tables
  • Höhe: 263 mm
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  • Breite: 185 mm
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  • Dicke: 32 mm
  • 939 gr
978-0-19-751408-5 (9780197514085)
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Nicholas Baragwanath is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham. His award-winning research focuses on music history and theory, particularly on how musicians in the past learned skills in improvisation and composition. He regularly writes and presents for BBC Radio 3.
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Glossary of Technical Terms

Introduction
Chapter 1: Discovering Solfeggio

Section I - Context: Apprenticeship, Plainchant, and the Rudiments
Chapter 2: Sepperl's Story: A Case Study in Music and Social Mobility
Chapter 3: The Church Music Industry
Chapter 4: Eighteenth-Century Plainchant--For Beginners
Chapter 5: Canto Fermo and Canto Figurato

Section II - Theory and Practice: Lessons in the Art of Melody
Chapter 6: Speaking Solfeggio
Chapter 7: Singing Solfeggio
Chapter 8: Learning la sol fa mi, with Some Hints on Musical Grammar
Chapter 9: Solano and Sabbatini on Modulation

Section III - The Solfeggio Repertory: Types, Styles, and Genres
Chapter 10: Defining Solfeggio
Chapter 11: Unaccompanied Solfeggio
Chapter 12: Accompanied Solfeggio
Chapter 13: Solfeggio and Partimento

Epilogue
Chapter 14: Alternative Systems and the End of the Great Tradition

Bibliography
Index
Nicholas Baragwanath's research into the craft of solfeggio training gives the reader a new and original insight into historical music pedagogy: esoteric teaching (and learning) codes are eventually cracked and explained in a lively prose. * Rosa Cafiero, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano * Nicholas Baragwanath's The Solfeggio Tradition opens up numerous new perspectives! Following up on recent research in partimento and practical counterpoint, Baragwanath fills the missing gaps in our understanding of singing and melody in music education at the old Italian conservatories. * Peter van Tour, author of Counterpoint and Partimento (Uppsala, 2015) *

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