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Baroque Keyboard Fingerings: A Method
eBook (PDF): $11.07
An old-fingering method for students and performers of Baroque keyboards. After its first version of 1983, enhanced editions received very favourable comments, including an endorsement by Igor... More > Kipnis. This 7th revised edition, based on decades of studies and performance, is as always the most comprehensive work in the field, with 176 fingered passages and a bibliography of sources. Scales and other passages are resolved with 54 fingering Rules based on examples with original fingerings from the Baroque era. Old fingerings are also suggested for a selection of difficult passages in the repertoire. Please find a recently published review and excerpts in http://finger.braybaroque.ie/< Less
J.S. Bach's Six Keyboard Partitas: with Baroque Fingerings and a Performance Guide
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This is an edition of J.S. Bach's complete Keyboard Partitas ("Clavir Ubung Op. 1"), 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 Bach's keyboard works in public recitals. A 58-page introductory text provides full details on this edition and on each piece, with suggestions for performance: registration, ornamentation, articulation and notes inégales. The eBook is formatted for both easy printing and reading from any personal computer. Find more details and excerpts in http://bach.braybaroque.ie/.< Less
François Couperin's Pieces De Clavecin, Fingered With Baroque Technique, Vol. I
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This is an edition of selected Ordres from François Couperin's "Pièces de Clavecin", fully fingered following the principles expounded in the eBook "Baroque Keyboard... More > Fingerings: A Method" [also available from Lulu], based on the examples in the composer's "L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin". These fingerings have been used through the author's experience of more than 30 years playing these pieces in recitals. A 31-page introductory text provides full details on this edition and on each piece, with suggestions for performance: registration, ornamentation, articulation and notes inégales. The eBook is formatted for both easy printing and reading from any personal computer. Find more details and excerpts in http://couperin.braybaroque.ie/.< Less
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. This 2nd revised and expanded edition includes a thorough history of the harpsichord and a full treatment of French Baroque dances. Find excerpts and a review in http://play.braybaroque.ie/< Less
Baroque Keyboard Masterpieces Fingered
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This is a comprehensive set of Baroque keyboard pieces, fully fingered according to the principles expounded in the eBook "Baroque Keyboard Fingerings: A Method", also available from Lulu.... More > The scores included in this edition range from easy to advanced, and cover most of the technical difficulties and tonalities found in the Baroque repertoire, especially when playing scales and/or ornaments. A 13-page introductory text gives full details on the edition and on each piece, with suggestions for performance. This edition is meant for players of all early-model keyboards: harpsichords, virginals, clavichords and organs. A few pieces are specific for the harpsichord. A piece for organ with pedals has been included. The eBook is formatted for both easy printing and reading from any personal computer. Please find more details and excerpts in http://master.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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