WRIGHT, Noeleen

DMA University of Western Aust. 2012 Pages: 252 + 3 CDs

Bass lines for bowed bass or keyboard within string ensemble repertoire from Italian presses; 1660-1700

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Publications exclusively for stringed instruments from Italian centres 1660-1700 exhibit several different, consistently labelled bass line instrumentations. One of the most frequently appearing labels is 'bowed bass or keyboard'. Categorisation of the publications according to their bass line instrumentation as indicated on title pages allows for direct comparisons between works calling for identical bass line instrumentation. Examination of works with different specified bass line instrumentations reveals trends which suggest that the detailed wording concerning bass line instrumentation on title pages in these publications is significant...

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