A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition

Edited by Jeffery Kite-Powell

Published by: Indiana University Press

504 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 46 b&w illus., 111 music exx.

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253348661
  • Published: August 2007


  • eBook
  • 9780253013774
  • Published: August 2007


Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available only in the last decade.

The guide is comprised of focused chapters on performance practice issues such as vocal and choral music; various types of ensembles; profiles of specific instruments; instrumentation; performance practice issues; theory; dance; regional profiles of Renaissance music; and guidelines for directors. The format addresses the widest possible audience for early music, including amateur and professional performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.