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Revised and accelerated because it first seemed in 1991, the advisor beneficial properties new chapters on ornamentation and practice session ideas, in addition to up-to-date reference fabrics, web assets, and different new fabric made to be had merely within the final decade. The consultant is made from centred chapters on functionality perform matters corresponding to vocal and choral tune; a variety of varieties of ensembles; profiles of particular tools; instrumentation; functionality perform concerns; thought; dance; neighborhood profiles of Renaissance song; and instructions for administrators. The structure addresses the widest attainable viewers for early tune, together with novice performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.

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Alternatively, a low voice with good agility could perform both versions at the original pitch. An important consideration, too, is the quality of the transposition for the accompanying instruments. The tessitura of the piece should also help to determine the key: no instrumentalist wants to play an entire piece at either extreme of the instrument’s range, and the piece would sound odd that way (unless one was seeking a special effect, such as low strings in a mournful piece). Another concern when transposing a piece of music by one octave for another voice range is inversion—a problem when any of the lines go lower than the bass.

Dorian DOR-90184. Airs de Cours. Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès, director. Harmonia Mundi France HMC 901252. John Taverner: Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, Leroy Kyrie, Dum transisset sabbatum. The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, director. Gimell CDGIM–004. Josquin Desprez: Missa Hercules dux Ferrarie, Motets & Chansons. Pomerium,Alexander Blachly, director. Glissando 779 043–2. A Song for Francesca. Music in Italy, 1330–1430. Gothic Voices, Christopher Page, director. Hesperion CDA 66286. Una ‘Stravaganza’ dei Medici.

There is a substantial body of work written to be sung as solo songs with accompaniment. Italian frottole are a good example; hundreds of songs from Petrucci’s publications were arranged by the lutenist Francisus Bossinensis for solo voice and lute accompaniment. English and Scottish broadsides and other ballads are another example, as are French airs de cours, Italian devotional laude, and English consort songs. This includes Burgundian chansons, German Lieder, Italian madrigals, English car- 12 Vocal/Choral Issues ols, Spanish villancicos, and French chansons.

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