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  • Acoustical Impulse Response Functions of Music Performance Hallsby Douglas Frey; Victor Coelho; Rangaraj M. Rangayyan

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    Digital measurement of the analog acoustical parameters of a music performance hall is difficult. The aim of such work is to create a digital acoustical derivation that is an accurate numerical representation of the complex analog characteristics of the hall. The present study describes the exponential sine sweep (ESS) measurement process in the derivation... more...

  • Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900by Clive Brown; Roger Norrington

    Clarendon Press 1999; US$ 64.99

    The past ten years have seen a rapidly growing interest in performing and recording Classical and Romantic music with period instruments; yet the relationship of composers' notation to performing practices during that period has received only sporadic attention from scholars, and many aspects of composers' intentions have remained uncertain.... more...

  • The Performance of 16th-Century Musicby Anne Smith

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 22.99

    Most modern performers, trained on the performance practices of the Classical and Romantic periods, come to the music of the Renaissance with well-honed but anachronistic ideas. Fundamental differences between 16th-century repertoire and that of later epochs thus tend to be overlooked-yet it is just these differences which can make a performance truly... more...

  • The Notation Is Not the Musicby Barthold Kuijken

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters?and limitations?of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written... more...

  • Playing with Historyby John Butt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance. more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Routledge 2006; US$ 35.00

    Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, and offers a variety of theories that have been embraced by practitioners in the field. more...

  • The End of Early Musicby Bruce Haynes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 27.99

    Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition. Written for musicians and non-musicians alike. more...

  • Inside Early Musicby Bernard D. Sherman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 34.99

    Preface and Acknowledgments. Introduction: An Atmosphere of Controversy. PART ONE: The Middle Ages, Plainchant, and "Otherness". 1. A Different Sense of Time-Marcel Peres on plainchant. 2. You Can't Sing a Footnote--Susan Hellauer on performing medieval music. 3. Vox Feminea--Barbara Thornton on Hildegard von Bingen. 4. The Colonizing... more...

  • Collective Talentby Jacqueline B. de Jong

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 49.50

    Muzikale groepsimprovisatie levert opvallende en dramatische voorbeelden op van de talentvolle manier waarop mensen kunnen interacteren en elkaar inspireren. Zulke muzikale sessies kunnen als voorbeeld dienen van talentvolle groepsimprovisatie in het algemeen. Dit proefschrift gaat over manieren om getalenteerde ge´mproviseerde groepsprocessen tot... more...

  • A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Musicby Jeffery Kite-Powell; Stewart Carter

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    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;... more...