The Resource Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music : notes inégales and overdotting, Stephen E. Hefling

Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music : notes inégales and overdotting, Stephen E. Hefling

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Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music : notes inégales and overdotting
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Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music
Title remainder
notes inégales and overdotting
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Stephen E. Hefling
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eng
Summary
  • The problems of rhythmic alteration are among the most controversial issues facing today's historically oriented performers of Baroque music. Hitherto, anyone seeking to understand the French practice of notes inegales and the related concept of overdotting had to absorb an unwieldy and frequently polemical literature of essays. Now, for the first time, Stephen E. Hefling's Rhythmic Alteration in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive compendium of what is known about notes inegales and overdotting, including tables and summaries that make pertinent historical evidence readily accessible to performers and scholars alike. The volume concludes with a concise overview of problems and choices faced by performers
  • Notes inegales is the historical name of the French practice, prevalent from 1690 to 1780, of performing diminution-like passages as uneven pairs of notes despite their notation in equal values. "Overdotting" (a modern term) designates the Baroque custom of rendering certain dotted rhythms longer than their notation indicates. Appropriate adoption of both practices in performance requires that the performer weigh a wide range of interrelated variables, including tempo, articulation, and national musical styles
  • The book is divided into two parts. Part I, "Notes inegales," distills information from over 160 sources concerning conventional aspects of French rhythmic inequality, the negation of inequality, discrepancies among the sources, and the practice of notes inegales outside France. Part II, "Overdotting," examines the value of the dot, the relationship of overdotting to notes inegales, overdotting in French dances and overtures, and rhythmic alteration in the "Handel tradition." The final chapter functions as summation and practicum, focusing on specific performance situations in light of the conclusions drawn about rhythmic alteration. Here, Hefling's approach to interpretive strategies will be welcomed by every Baroque performer. The book also includes notes, an extensive bibliography, music examples, and facsimiles
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Hefling, Stephen E
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music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML437
LC item number
.H43 1993
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non fiction
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  • Notes inégales
  • Musical meter and rhythm
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Notes inégales
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Pratique de l'exécution (Musique)
  • Pratique de l'exécution (Musique)
  • Musical meter and rhythm
  • Notes inégales
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Uitvoeringspraktijk
  • Ritmiek
  • Rhythmus
  • Musik
  • Geschichte 1700-1800
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Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music : notes inégales and overdotting, Stephen E. Hefling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-223) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Notes Inegales. Ch. 1. Conventional Aspects of French Inequality. Ch. 2. The Negation of Inequality, Discrepancies among the Sources, and Related Matters. Ch. 3. Notes Inegales Outside France -- pt. II. Overdotting. Ch. 4. The Value(s) of the Dot. Ch. 5. The Earlier German Sources on Overdotting. Ch. 6. Later Sources on Overdotting. Ch. 7. Summary Observations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780028710358
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
92011958
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)25630958
  • (OCoLC)ocm25630958
Label
Rhythmic alteration in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music : notes inégales and overdotting, Stephen E. Hefling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Notes Inegales. Ch. 1. Conventional Aspects of French Inequality. Ch. 2. The Negation of Inequality, Discrepancies among the Sources, and Related Matters. Ch. 3. Notes Inegales Outside France -- pt. II. Overdotting. Ch. 4. The Value(s) of the Dot. Ch. 5. The Earlier German Sources on Overdotting. Ch. 6. Later Sources on Overdotting. Ch. 7. Summary Observations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780028710358
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92011958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25630958
  • (OCoLC)ocm25630958

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