Playing the Baroque Harpsichord
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This is an integrated collection of updated and expanded essays, some of them endorsed by leading harpsichordists. Only a few chapters are specific for the harpsichord: most of the book applies to... More > all the Baroque keyboard instruments. Several colour figures are included, as well as musical examples from well-known Baroque works. Thorough guidance is provided about ornamentation, articulation, tempi, registration, sesquialter rhythms, notes inégales and further topics that have been found to be useful to the modern performer of Baroque keyboard music, whether amateur, advanced student or professional player. Please find in http://play.braybaroque.ie/ a list of improvements for this 3rd edition, some excerpts and a published review.< Less
Domenico Scarlatti: Twelve Sonatas from the Essercizi Fingered With Baroque Technique
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This is an edition of Domenico Scarlatti's 12 sonatas from the "Essercizi" (1738), fully fingered following the principles expounded in the eBook "Baroque Keyboard Fingerings: A... More > Method" [also available from Lulu]. These fingerings have been used through the author's experience of more than 30 years performing D. Scarlatti's keyboard works in public recitals. A 10-page instroductory text provides explanations about the Original Edition, Ornaments and Other Signs, the Instrument, the Editorial Process, Articulation and Rhythms, Registration and the Fingering Principles and Notation used in this edition. This eBook is formatted for both easy printing and reading from any personal computer. Find more details and excerpts in http://scarlatti.braybaroque.ie/.< Less
Unequal Temperaments: Theory, History and Practice
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Theory, History and Practice of scales, temperament, tuning and intonation for all musical instruments and voices: 499 pages and 366 figures, incorporating decades of research and findings. PART ONE... More > provides the acoustical background. Each one of the main temperaments is then covered, with a thorough analysis of its musical features. Finally, a full HISTORICAL SURVEY guides the musician in the selection of temperament(s) for his/her repertoire. PART TWO consists of tuning, fretting and intonation directions for the different temperaments, on keyboards, fretted and unfretted strings, voices, woodwinds and brass wind instruments, including variable intonation. PART THREE covers multiple divisions and the analysis of historical sources, including recent research results. See published reviews and excerpts in http://temper.braybaroque.ie/ 4th revised and expanded edition, Aug. 2017.< Less
Playing Baroque Music on the Piano
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Even though the harpsichord is the ideal instrument for an authentic interpretation of its repertoire, playing Baroque keyboard music is also an important part and parcel of the culture and art of... More > the modern pianist. This book consists of an integrated collection of essays on Baroque interpretation, some of them endorsed by leading performers, and adapted here for the modern pianist, whether amateur, advanced student or professional player. A complete history of stringed keyboard instruments is included, followed by thorough guidance about Baroque interpretation: ornamentation, articulation, tempi, dynamics, rhytmical alteration and French dances. Several colour figures are included, as well as musical examples from well-known Baroque works. Find more details in http://piano.braybaroque.ie/< Less
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