Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices / Edition 1

Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices / Edition 1

by Martha Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300136323

ISBN-13: 9780300136326

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press


The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published, Singing In Style provides 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

Overview


The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published, Singing In Style provides 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 interested reader can pursue a particular subject in more depth.

Covering the Baroque period to the present, Elliott casts a wide net, bringing together information from historical treatises, personal accounts from composers, performers, historians, critics, and current scholarly commentary into one convenient handbook for the student and the amateur and professional performer who want to learn more about how vocal works were sung in their day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300136326
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
726,484
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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