A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music, Second Edition

by Jeffery Kite-Powell

Contributions by Sally Sanford, Julianne C. Baird, Anne H. Heider, Gary Towne, Herbert Myers, Bruce Dickey, Steven Plank, John M. Cooper, David Douglas, Julie Andrijeski, Mark Kroll, Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Paul O'Dette, Stuart Cheney, Jack Ashworth, George Houle, Dorothy Olsson and James Middleton

Edited by Stewart Carter

Published by: Indiana University Press

560 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 20 b&w illus., 58 music exx.

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253357069
  • Published: March 2012


  • eBook
  • 9780253005281
  • Published: March 2012


Revised and expanded, A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation; performance practice; ornamentation, tuning, temperament; meter and tempo; basso continuo; dance; theatrical production; and much more. The volume includes new chapters on the violin, the violoncello and violone, and the trombone—as well as updated and expanded reference materials, internet resources, and other newly available material. This highly accessible handbook will prove a welcome reference for any musician or singer interested in historically informed performance.