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The Lira da Braccio (Publications of the Early Music Institute)

The Lira da Braccio (Publications of the Early Music Institute)

Sterling Scott Jones

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'This is an essential book for those interested in renaissance instrumentation as well as for potential players.' -Early Music Review'Sterling Scott Jones wrote a marvelous and very welcome work which can be warmly recommended to all musicians, musicologists, and instrument makers interested in early music, its instruments, and performance pratice. . . . This work is of the highest scholarly and, at the same time, practical value (which is extremely rare!): It certainly opens up a new era in the research and use of the lira da braccio.' -RIdIM/RCMI Newsletter'Sterling Scott Jone's exceptional book is . . . welcome as a practical study of the instrument, with its emphasis on iconography, and with its fingering charts, tuning instructions and playable musical examples.' -The Consort: European Journal of Early MusicThe 16th-century lira da braccio may be the missing link between the medieval fiddle and the modern violin. This is a brief history of the lira da braccio, a handbook for its use, and selected repertoire.


Condition: New
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1995-05-22
Format: Paperback
Weight(KG): 0.375

ISBN: 9780253209115

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