To Fill, Forebear, Or Adorne

To Fill, Forebear, Or Adorne

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This is the first study to provide a systematic and thorough investigation of continuo realization styles appropriate to Restoration sacred music. Rebecca Herissone undertakes detailed analysis of a group of organ books closely associated with the major Restoration composers Purcell, Blow and Humfrey, and the London institutions where they spent their professional lives. By investigating the relationship between the organ books' two-stave arrangements and full scores of the same pieces, Herissone demonstrates that the books are subtle sources of information to the accompanist, not just short or skeleton scores.Extract from Purcella#39;s a#39;It is a good thing to give thanksa#39;: (a) Blowa#39;s organ part, Mp 35, f. ... it is usually the case that placing the 4 above the 6 better reflects the disposition of the inner parts in that chord: in his copy of Blowa#39;s a#39;Turn us againa#39; in Obanbsp;...

Title:To Fill, Forebear, Or Adorne
Author: Rebecca Herissone
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006

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