This book is an edition, with commentary, of Handel's exercises for continuo playing, which he wrote for the daughters of George II. The exercises, which until now have not been readily available, are supplemented by clear and concise ...
Author: George Frideric Handel
Publisher: Clarendon Press
This book is an edition, with commentary, of Handel's exercises for continuo playing, which he wrote for the daughters of George II. The exercises, which until now have not been readily available, are supplemented by clear and concise commentary. Remaining faithful to his source, Ledbetter, who lectures in keyboard studies, has prepared an edition that will prove invaluable to students and performers of the music of Handel and his contemporaries.
Ledbetter, David. Continuo Playing According to Handel. Early Music Series, No.
12. Oxford: OUP, 1989. Mangsen, Sandra. “The Unfigured Bass and the Continuo
Player: More Evidence from France.” Early Keyboard Journal 3 (1984–1985): ...
Author: Mary Cyr
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.
... David, Continuo Playing According to Handel: His Figured Bass Exercises,
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990 Morris, R.O., Figured Harmony at the
Keyboard, 2 vols., London: Oxford University Press, 1932 North, Nigel, Continuo
Author: Murray Steib
The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).
Quoted in Winton Dean, Handel's Dramatic Oratorios and Masques (London:
Oxford University Press, 1959), p. 109 ... See also the practical edition with
commentary in David Ledbetter, Continuo Playing According to Handel: His
Figured Bass ...
Author: Mark Kroll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Covers every aspect of the harpsichord and its music, including composers, genres, national styles, tuning, and the art of harpsichord building.
sichord should be discussed with the director of the ensemble before the music
stands are set out for the other players . ... recommended for the beginner : •
Continuo Playing According to Handel ( Oxford University Press , Early Music
Author: Ann Bond
This practical guide treats the mechanics and evolution of the instrument, and offers a survey of its literature. The author provides valuable advice on touch and technique, including articulation and fingering, with a lucid exposition of the issues involved in historical performance practice and a clear explanation of ornamentation. The repertoire of each of the great national schools is presented and discussed, with four representative pieces singled out for detailed analysis. More advanced players will welcome the author's suggestions on continuo playing and the helpful discussion of tuning and temperaments. From advice on acquiring a harpsichord, to wise counsel on how to play it and what music to choose, to suggestions on maintenance and tuning, A Guide to the Harpsichord is an indispensable companion for both beginning and advanced harpsichordists.
Author: Anthony Rowland-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This new book is for recorder players, including students and teachers, seeking to enjoy more fully their instrument's varied repertoire of solo sonatas. Rowland-Jones has selected only a small number of sonatas--both well-known and less familiar--and integrates the theoretical and practicalaspects of playing. Technical problems are discussed with relation to the interpretative demands, taking into full account the performance practices of each period.
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Believed to have been dictated by J.S. Bach to one of his students at the Leipzig Thomas-Schule, the Precepts and Principles for Playing the Thorough Bass or Accompanying in Four Parts is the most important teaching document of Bach's to have survived, providing insights into his teaching ofharmony and fugue, and perhaps on his compositional process as well. Heinrich Schenker made use of Precepts (which he called Bach's Generalbassbuchlein) in the formulation of his analytical system.Here is a translation, commentary, transcription of the music examples into modern notation, and complete facsimile of this treatise. The 48-leaved manuscript, in which the hand of Bach's pupil Carl August Thieme (1721-95) has been identified, consists of thorough bass rules for writing andplaying in four parts, studies in fugue writing, as well as figured basses and cadence patterns suitable for keyboard practice.
Harpsichord and Lute Music in 17 ' - Century France , Bloomington and
Indianapolis , Indiana University Press , 1987 . LEDBETTER 1990 LEDBETTER ,
David . Continuo Playing according to Handel , Oxford , Oxford University Press ,
Author: Robert Zappulla
Publisher: Brepols Pub
This comprehensive study basse continue practice supplements an already sizeable body of literature on thorough bass accompaniment, the emphasis of which has clearly been Italian and German theoretical works. The numerous French accompaniment treatises written during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries seem to have been, with only a few choice exceptions, unjustifiably dismissed by many modern scholars as little more than harmonic tutors, and the discipline of musicology - particularly as it relates to historical performance practice - has definitely suffered as a result. These works certainly do not deserve such a fate, for they provide not only unique documentation of French harmonic theory as it evolved over the course of more than a century, but a wealth of important information regarding XVIIth and XVIIIth century French performance practice as well. Itis the aim of this study to give as full an accounting as possible of basse continue performance as it is documented in the numerous XVIIth and XVIIIth century treatises produced in France, beginning with Nicholas Fleury's Methode pour facilement a toucher le theorbe sur la basse-continue (1660) and continuing through Pierre-Joseph Roussier's Traite des accords, et de leur succession (1764) and his L'harmonie pratique, ou exemples pour le Traite des accords (1775). The issues dealt with in the treatises are treated systematically, and provide the framework for the entire study.
Handel ' s Musical Autographs Select Bibliography Since 1985 Contributions to
journals and yearbooks such as Musical ... Continuo Playing According to
Handel - His Figured Bass Exercises ( Oxford , 1990 ) LUCKETT , Richard :
Author: Christopher Hogwood
"The result is a comprehensive and entertaining portrait of the developing character and career of Handel from his early years as a young man in Halle and Hamburg, through his apprenticeship in Italy, to the heyday of opera and oratorio in London. An important chapter, 'Handel and Posterity', traces the progress of the Handel legend down to our own time, and a chronological table by Anthony Hicks outlines major events in the composer's life and musical career. In this revised edition, Christopher Hogwood has added a detailed analysis of new insights in to Handel since first publication."--BOOK JACKET.