‘For the sake of fulness of music in the choir'—the double bass at the Kroměříž court and the implications on performance practices.

Rawson, R. (2017) ‘For the sake of fulness of music in the choir'—the double bass at the Kroměříž court and the implications on performance practices. Historical Performance, 1. ISSN 2574-4151. (In Press)

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Abstract

Argues that the field of historically-informed performance is still applying romantic notions of approaches to the notation of double bass parts in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Rather than looking to surviving parts for details about instruments, it is argued that the role and function in the context of basso continuo practice, much more than organological concerns about tuning and size, is key to a historical understanding of performance practice of the time. Relying on previously overlooked or mis-read primary sources, a new approach is called for as well as some reconsideration of the function of the 16' bass in the context of concert music with cello obligato.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music
M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M0005 Instrumental music > M1350 Other ensembles
M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M1490 Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700
M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M1495 Vocal music
M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M1495 Vocal music > M1999 Sacred vocal music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0035 Notation
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0075 Interpretation
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT0960 Music in the theater
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Dr Robert Rawson
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 14:29
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16786

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