The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 : Music, Context, Performance: Music, Context, Performance
Clarendon Press, 6 sty 2000 - 624
This is a thorough-going study of Monteverdi's Vespers, the single most significant and most widely known musical print from before the time of J.S. Bach. The author examines Monteverdi's Vespers from multiple perspectives, combining his own research with all that is known and thought of the Vespers by other scholars. The historical origin as well as the musical and liturgical context of the Vespers are surveyed; similarly the controversial historiography of the Vespers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is scrutinized and evaluated. A series of analytical chapters attempt to clarify Monteverdi's compositional process and the relationship between music and text in the light of recent research on modal and tonal aspects of early seventeenth century music. The final section is devoted to thirteen chapters investigating performance practice issues of the early seventeenth century and their application to the Vespers, including general and specific recommendations for performance where appropriate. The book concludes with a series of informational appendices, including the psalm cursus for Vespers of all major feasts in the liturgical calendar, texts, and structural outlines for the Vespers compositions based on a cantus firmus, an analytical discography, and bibliographies of seventeenth-century musical and theoretical sources.
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A Brief History of Vespers in the Sixteenth Century
Vesper Publications and Modern Style 16001620 A Comparison of Monteverdis Vespers with the Contemporaneous Repertoire
II THE MUSIC
A Preliminary Note on Analytical Method and Terminology
Compositions Based on a Cantus Firmus The Response and Psalms
Compositions Based on a Cantus Firmus The Magnificats
Pitch and Transposition
Instrumental Doubling and Substitution for Vocal Parts
Metre and Tempo
Vocal and Instrumental Ornamentation
Tuning and Temperament
Psalm Cursus and their Feasts
Compositions Based on a Cantus Firmus The Hymn and the Sonata sopra Sancta Maria
Compositions not Based on a Cantus Firmus Nigra Sum
III PERFORMANCE PRACTICE
A Philosophical Note on Historical Performance Practice
Organs and Organ Registration
Voices and Choirs
Rubrics Regarding Vespers and Marian Antiphons
Texts and Structural Outlines of Compositions Based on a Cantus Firmus
Sixteenth and SeventeenthCentury Musical Sources
Theoretical Treatises of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Index of Text Incipits and Composition Titles
Index of Names
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Adriano Banchieri Appresso Audi coelum Ave maris Stella Banchieri bars bass basso continuo BASSUS GENERALIS cadence cadential cantus firmus cappella chant choir chord church Claudio Monteverdi composers compositions cornettos cursus discussion Dixit Dominus duet Duo Seraphim Early Music early seventeenth century falsibordoni feasts Francesco Giacomo Vincenti Giovanni harmonic hymn Ibid imitative instruments Italian Laetatus sum Lauda Jerusalem Laudate pueri liturgical maestro Magnificat Magnificat tone melismas melodic minims mode Monteverdi's Monteverdi's print Monteverdi's Vespers motets Nigra sum Nisi Dominus notated note values octave organ ornamentation passage passaggi performance practice phrase pieces pitch plainchant plainchant antiphons Polychoral polyphonic Praetorius psalm tone Pulchra reciting note RISM ritornello rubric Salmi Sancta Maria Santa Barbara semibreve sesquialtera settings Sicut singers singing sixteenth solo soloists Sonata sopra Sancta soprano style sung tactus tempo tenor texture tonal trans transposed transposition triple metre trombones Venetia Venice verses Vespro vibrato violins virtuoso vocal voci vocibus voices
Strona 511 - Magnificat anima mea Dominum; Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae; ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus.
Strona 320 - I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away ; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Strona 507 - I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!
Strona 507 - LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Strona 332 - Quoniam tres sunt, qui testimonium dant in coelo : Pater, Verbum, et Spiritus sanctus; et hi tres n,mm sunt.
Strona 332 - For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.