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Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by John Whenham

By John Whenham

Monteverdi's Vespers is an outstanding number of sacred track, either within the inventiveness of the compositions that it includes and within the debate that it has provoked over its use within the 17th century and over Monteverdi's intentions in publishing it. This instruction manual offers a advisor to the track in all its points – from an advent to the provider of Vespers itself, throughout the perform of chanting psalms in plainsong to research of Monteverdi's settings, starting from the rhetoric of the motet 'Nigra sum' to the sub-text of the psalm 'Laetatus sum'. It additionally examines the problems considering appearing the Vespers and evaluates numerous scholarly debates at the tune, tough the long-held principles that the sacred concertos are antiphon substitutes and that the tune couldn't were played at Santa Barbara, Mantua. The e-book contains the texts and plainsongs utilized by Monteverdi, and a discography.

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