Ornamentation in spanish renaissance vocal music

Presents a survey of vocal ornamentation as descibed in Luis de Milan’s El maestro (1535), Domenico Pietro Cerone’s El melopeo y maestro (1613), and intervening 16th-c. Spanish publications. Discusses musical terms such as redoble, quiebro, glosa, trinar, and hacer garganta. Also includes a summary of the material provided in the eight book of El melopeo, with 54 pages of musical examples from Cerone’s suggested diminutions.

By Charles Jacobs

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