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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is performance practice.


Six Superlative Sources

· Berger, Anna Maria Busse. Mensuration and Proportion Signs: Origins and Evolution. Clarendon Press, 1993.

· Berger, Karol. Musica Ficta: Theories of Accidental Inflections in Vocal Polyphony from Marchetto da Padova to Gioseffo Zarlino. Cambridge University Press, 1987.

· Brown, Howard M., and Stanley Sadie. Performance Practice: Vol. I: Music before 1600; Vol. II: Music after 1600. W.W. Norton, 1989.

· Donington, Robert. The Interpretation of Early Music. New Version. St. Martin's Press, 1974.

· Jackson, Roland. A Bibliography of Performance Practice. Garland, Annual Supplements in Performance Practice Review, 1988.

· Kite-Powell, Jeffery. Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music. Schirmer Books, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· Arnold, Denis. Giovanni Gabrieli and the Music of the Venetian High Renaissance. Oxford University Press, 1979.

· Baines, Anthony. Woodwind Instruments and Their History. Rev. ed., W.W. Norton, 1963.

· Baines, Anthony. "Fifteenth-Century Instruments in Tinctoris's De Inventione et Usu Musicæ," Galpin Society Journal, III (1950): 24.

· Baines, Anthony. Brass Instruments: Their History and Development. Faber and Faber, 1976.

· Bartlett, Clifford, and Peter Holman. "Giovanni Gabrieli: A Guide to the Performance of His Instrumental Music," Early Music 3/1 (1975): 25-32.

· Blades, James. Percussion Instruments and Their History. Faber and Faber, 1975.

· Blades, James. Early Percussion Instruments from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Oxford University Press, 1976.

· Blades, James. "Percussion Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Their History in Literature and Painting," Early Music 1/1 (1973): 11-18.

· Boydell, Barra. The Crumhorn and Other Renaissance Windcap Instruments. Frits Knuf, 1982.

· Brown, Adrian. The Recorder: A Basic Workshop Manual. Dolce Edition, 1989.

· Brown, Howard M. Instrumental Music Printed before 1600: A Bibliography. Harvard University Press, 1965.

· Brown, Howard M. Sixteenth-Century Instrumentation: The Music for the Florentine Intermedii. American Institute of Musicology, 1973.

· Brown, Howard M. "Instruments and Voice in the Fifteenth-Century Chanson," Current Thought in Musicology, ed. by J.W. Grubbs, et al., University of Texas Press, 1976, pp. 89-137.

· Brown, Howard M. "Notes (and Transposing Notes) on the Viol in the Early Sixteenth Century," Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. by Iain Fenlon, Cambridge University Press, 1981, pp. 61-78.

· Brown, Howard M. "Notes (and Transposing Notes) on the Transverse Flute in the Early Sixteenth Century," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 12 (1986): 5-39.

· Carver, Anthony. Cori Spezzati, Vols. 1 and 2 (An Anthology of Sacred Polychoral Music). Cambridge University Press, 1988.

· Crum, Alison. Play the Viol: The Complete Guide to Playing the Treble, Tenor, and Bass Violin. Oxford University Press, 1989.

· Dickey, Bruce. "The Decline of the Cornett," Musick (Journal of the Vancouver Society for Early Music) (March 1983): 26.

· Fallows, David. "Specific Information on the Ensembles for Composed Polyphony, 1400-1474," Studies in the Performance of Late Mediæval Music, ed. Stanley Boorman. Cambridge University Press, 1983.

· Fallows, David. "Secular Polyphony in the 15th Century," Performance Practice: Vol. I: Music before 1600; Vol. II: Music after 1600. Howard M. Brown and Stanley Sadie. W.W. Norton, 1989, pp. 201-221.

· Fink, Reginald H. The Trombonist's Handbook. Accura Music, 1977.

· Fischer, Henry George. The Renaissance Sackbut and Its Use Today. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984.

· Fitzpatrick, Horace. "The Medieval Recorder," Early Music 3/4 (1975): 361-364.

· Godwin, Joscelyn. "The Renaissance Flute," The Consort 28 (1972): 70-81.

· Hettrick, William. "Sebastian Virdung's Method for Recorders of 1511: A Translation with Commentary," The American Recorder 20/3 (1979): 99-105.

· Hettrick, William. "Martin Agricola's Poetic Discussion of Recorder and Other Woodwind Instruments," The American Recorder 21/3 (1980): 103-113, 23/3 (1982): 139-146, and 24/2 (1983): 51-60.

· Horsley, Imogene. "Wind Techniques in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries," Brass Quarterly 4 (1960): 49-63.

· Horsley, Imogene. "Improvised Embellishment in the Performance of Renaissance Polyphonic Music," Journal of the American Musicological Society 4 (1951): 3-19.

· Horsley, Imogene. "Full and Short Scores in the Early Baroque," Journal of the American Musicological Society 30 (1977): 466-99.

· Houle, George. "Meter and Performance in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," Historical Performance 2/1 (Spring 1989): 11-15.

· Hunt, Edgar. The Crumhorn. Schott Music Corporation Edition 11239, 1975.

· Jackson, Roland. A Bibliography of Performance Practice. Garland Annual Supplements in Performance Practice Review, 1988.

· Kaye, Martin. "Cornett on the Margins," Continuo (December, 1986): 7-10; "The Cornett in Context," (January, 1987): 2-6; "Future Cornett: A Personal Exploration," (Summer, 1987): 2-5; "Future Cornett: Conclusion," (February, 1988): 14-17.

· Keyl, Stephen. "Tenorlied, Discantlied, Polyphonic Lied: Voices and Instruments in German Secular Polyphony of the Renaissance," Early Music 20/3 (1992): 434-445.

· Knighton, Tess, and David Fallows. Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music. Schirmer Books, 1992.

· Kreitner, Kenneth. "Minstrels in Spanish Churches, 1400-1600," Early Music 20/4 (1992): 533-546.

· Lasocki, David. "The Recorder Consort at the English Court 1540-1673": "Part I, The American Recorder," 25/3 (1984): 91-100; and "Part II, The American Recorder," 25/4 (1984): 131-135.

· McGee, Timothy. Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Performer's Guide. University of Toronto Press, 1985.

· MacMillan, Douglas. "The Crumhorn--A Historical Survey," The Consort 30 (1974): 63-66.

· Marvin, Bob. "Making Renaissance Recorders," Continuo, (January, 1985): 2-7.

· Meyer, Kenton. The Crumhorn: Its History, Design, Repertory, and Technique. UMI Research Press, 1983.

· Montagu, Jeremy. "Early Percussion Techniques," Early Music 2/1 (1974): 20-24.

· Morgan, Fred. "Making Recorders Based on Historical Models," Early Music 10/1 (1982): 14-21.

· Morrow, Michael. "16th-Century Ensemble Viol Music," Early Music 2/3 (1974): 160-163.

· Morrow, Michael. "The Renaissance Harp: The Instrument and Its Music," Early Music 7/4 (1979): 499-510.

· Mountney, Hugh, "The Regal," Galpin Society Journal 22 (1969): 3-22.

· Munrow, David. Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Oxford University Press, 1976.

· Neumann, Bertold. "...kompt pfeift und trombt... On the Use of Percussion Instruments in the Dance Music of the Renaissance," trans. by Herbert Myers, Historical Performance 4/2 (1991): 88-93. Reply by Ben Harms, "To the Editor," Historical Performance 5/1 (1992): 32-33.

· Nordstrom, Lyle. "The Bandora: Its Music and Sources." Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography 66 (1992).

· North, Nigel. Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute and Theorbo. Faber, 1987.

· O'Dette, Paul. "Some Observations about the Tone of Early Lutenists," Proceedings of the International Lute Symposium, Utrecht, 1986. Stimu, 1988, pp. 86-91.

· Pestell, Richard. "Medieval Art and the Performance of Medieval Music," Early Music 15/1 (1987): 57-67.

· Polk, Keith. "Vedel and Geige--Fiddle and Violin: German String Traditions in the Fifteenth Century," Journal of the American Musicological Society 42 (1989): 504-45.

· Polk, Keith. "Augustein Schubinger and the Zinck: Innovation in Performance Practice," Historic Brass Journal 1 (1989): 83-92.

· Polk, Keith. German Instrumental Music of the Late Middle Age: Players, Patrons, and Performance Practice. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

· Polk, Keith. Flemish Wind Bands in the Late Middle Ages, A Study in Improvisatory Performance Practices, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley, 1968. UM 69-03,674.

· Polk, Keith. "The Trombone in Archival Documents--1350-1500," International Trombone Association Journal 15/3 (1987): 24-31.

· Poulton, Diana. Lute Playing Technique. The Lute Society of the United Kingdom, 1981.

· Remnant, Mary. English Bowed Instruments from Anglo-Saxon to Tudor Times. Clarendon Press, 1986.

· Remnant, Mary. Musical Instruments of the West. St. Martin's Press, 1978.

· Remnant, Mary. Musical Instruments: An Illustrated History from Antiquity to the Present. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1989.

· Rink, John (ed.). The Practice of Performance: Studies in Musical Interpretation. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

· Rooley, Anthony, and James Tyler. "The Lute Consort," The Lute Society Journal 14 (1972): 13-24.

· Sadie, Julie Anne (ed.). Companion to Baroque Music. Schirmer Books, 1991.

· Sadie, Stanley, ed. Early Keyboard Instruments. The New Grove Musical Instrument Series. Norton, 1989.

· Selfridge-Field, Eleanor. Venetian Instrumental Music from Gabrieli to Vivaldi. Blackford, 1975.

· Selfridge-Field, Eleanor. "Bassano and the Orchestra of St. Mark's," Early Music 4/2 (1976): 153-158.

· Smith, Anne. "The Renaissance Flute," The Early Flute, John Solum. Clarendon Press Early Music Series 15, 1992, pp. 11-33.

· Smith, David Hogan. Trombone Technique in the Renaissance. The King's Trumpetts and Shalmes, 1989. Available from the author at 1720 19th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122.

· Spencer, Kathleen Moretto, and Howard M. Brown. "How Alfonso della Viola Tuned His Viols, and How He Transposed," Early Music 14/4 (1986): 520-533.

· Spencer, Robert. "Chitarrone, Theorbo and Archlute," Early Music 4/4 (1976): 407-423.

· Spencer, Robert. "Performance Style of the English Lute Ayre c. 1600," The Lute Society Journal 24, pt. 2 (1984): 55-68.

· Thomas, Bernard. "The Renaissance Flute," Early Music 3/1 (1975): 2-10.

· Thomas, Bernard. "An Introduction to the Crumhorn Repertoire," Early Music 1/3 (1973): 142-146.

· Thomas, Bernard. "Playing the Crumhorn: First Steps," Early Music 2/3 (1974): 151-156.

· Tyler, James. The Early Guitar: A History and Handbook. Oxford University Press, 1980.

· Tyler, James, and Paul Sparks. The Early Mandolin. Oxford University Press, 1989.

· Ward, John. "Changing the Instrument for the Music," Journal of the Lute Society of America 15 (1982): 27-39.

· Weaver, Robert. "Sixteenth-Century Instrumentation," Musical Quarterly 47 (1961): 363-378.

· Weber, Rainer. "Recorder Finds from the Middle Ages, and Results of Their Reconstruction," Galpin Society Journal 29 (May, 1976): 35-41.

· Wells, Marcus. "The Crumhorn, Historical Sources," Early Music 1/3 (1973): 139-141.

· Winter, Robert. "The Most Unwitting Foes of the Romantic Piano May Be Those Well-Intentioned Curators Who Lend Their Instruments for Recording Sessions," Early Music 12/1 (1985): 21-25.

· Woodfield, Ian. The Early History of the Viol. Cambridge University Press, 1984.

· Zaniol, Angelo. "The Recorders of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dordrecht to van Eyck in Three Parts," Continuo 8/1 (1984): 2-7; 8/2 (1984): 12-15; 8/3 (1985): 6-9.

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