Singing in Style A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices

ISBN-10: 0300136323
ISBN-13: 9780300136326
Authors: Martha Elliott
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The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published,Singing In Styleprovides an introduction to how such issues as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been handled since the seventeenth century. Each chapter presents a historical period and gives background information on the singers and composers, the vocal repertoire, and the stylistic conventions of that time. Specific repertoire examples are discussed as well, to show how to use the music itself as a context for making stylistic choices. Each chapter also has an extensive reference list arranged by topic, so the…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Yale University Press Number of pages: 368 Dimensions: 6.34" wide x 9.21" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.584 lbs. Language: English