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Title: The instrumental canzonas of Girolamo Frescobaldi : a comparative edition and introductory study
Author: Harper , John Martin
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1975
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Frescobaldi's instrumental canzonas have remained largely ignored or misjudged. Where modern editors have transcribed from one of the three editions in which they originally appeared in 1628 (two editions) and 1634 they have for the most part either ignored the substantial differences that exist in the three texts, or muddled them. The present study includes a comparative edition which gives precedence to the text of the 1634 publication but also includes, either in full or in summary, the differing readings of the two earlier prints. In the introductory study the instrumental canzonas are placed in three contexts: that of contemporary instrumental music, that of Frescobaldi's keyboard music with particular reference to the variation technique of the keyboard canzonas, and that of the stylistic change evident in the keyboard music published in the years immediately preceding and following the three editions of the instrumental canzonas. The study of aspects of the instrumental canzonas themselves endeavours to survey the whole corpus with particular reference to compositional techniques, revisions, texture and ensemble, and their relationship to the keyboard canzonas.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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