An Early Music Dictionary: Musical Terms from British Sources, 1500-1740

An Early Music Dictionary: Musical Terms from British Sources, 1500-1740

by Graham Strahle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521106907

ISBN-13: 9780521106900

Pub. Date: 04/02/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this dictionary of early music, Graham Strahle has compiled definitions of musical terms in English as used and understood during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. He includes terms relating to instruments, performance, theory and composition and draws entirely from original printed and manuscript sources in Britain in the period 1500–1740. The first

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Overview

In this dictionary of early music, Graham Strahle has compiled definitions of musical terms in English as used and understood during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. He includes terms relating to instruments, performance, theory and composition and draws entirely from original printed and manuscript sources in Britain in the period 1500–1740. The first group of sources are lexicographic works, mainly general English dictionaries but also Latin, Italian, French and Spanish dictionaries published in England. These give a representation of continental as well as English music traditions. The second group of sources are musical treatises, performance and composition books and other musical writings. The dictionary reveals how terms and definitions were understood by musicians using their own words. Definitions are grouped in chronological order under the relevant head-word so that changes in meaning can be easily traced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521106900
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Dictionary; Appendices; Bibliography.

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