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Improvisation and inventio in the performance of medieval music : a practical approach, Angela Mariani

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Improvisation and inventio in the performance of medieval music : a practical approach
Title
Improvisation and inventio in the performance of medieval music
Title remainder
a practical approach
Statement of responsibility
Angela Mariani
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music: A Practical Approach is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to medieval music as living repertoire. The book provides philosophical frameworks, primary-source analysis, and clear, actionable practices and exercises aimed at recovering the improvisatory and inventive aspects of medieval music for contemporary musicians. Aimed at both instrumentalists and vocalists, the book explores the utilization of musical models, the inventive implications of medieval notation, and the ways in which memory, mode, rhetoric, and primary source paradigms inform the improvisatory process in both monophonic and polyphonic music of the Middle Ages. Angela Mariani, an experienced performer of both medieval music and folk and traditional musics, rediscovers and explicates the processes of imagination, invention, and improvisation which historically energized both medieval music in its own period and in its revival in our own time. Based on decades of research, university teaching, ensemble direction, collaboration, and performance, Mariani's impassioned stance that "the elusive element of inventio, as the medieval rhetoricians would have called it, must always be provided by the performer in the present," emphasizes medieval music performance practice as a dynamic and still-vital tradition. Students, teachers, directors, and those interested in the wealth of expressive beauty found in the music of the middle ages will likewise find value and meaning in her clear and accessible prose, and in the practical processes and exercises that make this book unique within the literature of medieval performance practice."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mariani, Angela
Dewey number
781.3/60902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML172
LC item number
.M366 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Music
  • Historische Musikpraxis
  • Aufführung
  • Musik
  • Improvisation (musique)
Label
Improvisation and inventio in the performance of medieval music : a practical approach, Angela Mariani
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Process of Inventio -- Models: Living and "Imagined" -- Notation and Memoria: What's Not on the Page -- Mode: The Vocabulary of Melody -- Inventing Melody: Old Instruments, New Voices -- Inventing Organum: Memoria and Formula -- Playing Poetry: The Rhetoric of Invention -- The Long Memory: Reflections on Teaching Medieval Music
Control code
963230967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190631178
Lccn
2016052897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)963230967
Label
Improvisation and inventio in the performance of medieval music : a practical approach, Angela Mariani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Process of Inventio -- Models: Living and "Imagined" -- Notation and Memoria: What's Not on the Page -- Mode: The Vocabulary of Melody -- Inventing Melody: Old Instruments, New Voices -- Inventing Organum: Memoria and Formula -- Playing Poetry: The Rhetoric of Invention -- The Long Memory: Reflections on Teaching Medieval Music
Control code
963230967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190631178
Lccn
2016052897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)963230967

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