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William Belan: A Handbook for the Performance of English Madrigals

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
What is a Madrigal?
History of the Madrigal
Tactus and Rhythm: Guides for Conducting
Stylistic Expression
Reading Texts and Hearing the Poet's Music
Samples of English Prosody
Selecting an Edition
Selected Example #1: Fair Phyllis (John Farmer)
Overview of the Poem
Voicing
Tempo
Phrasing and Stress
Articulation
Tone Quality
Dynamics
Selected Example #2: The Silver Swan (Orlando Gibbons)
Overview of the Poem
Voicing
Tempo
Phrasing and Stress
Articulation
Tone Quality
Dynamics
Conclusion
Glossary of Terms
Bibliography

Madrigals are a valued body of literature and when an English madrigal is being prepared for a performance, one strives to inform the experience with the best information available - thinking through important performance issues of a madrigal builds perspective. This handbook will be useful immediately for teachers and students or anyone who studies and performs the madrigal. It is supported by primary and secondary historical sources for the purpose of providing information that will assist readers to sort valid information from personal opinion. Readers will receive a unique perspective on the madrigal, the marriage of music and text, and its unique place in the stylistic timeline.

Item code: 5238B | Songbook | $19.95 |add item to cart
Choral  | 52 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England
884088192457 | 1934596019 | 08747334

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