The highs and lows of English consort music: compass, range and register as a guide to instrumental character

John Bryan

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By analysing the ways in which Elizabethan and Jacobean composers used different combinations of range in individual parts of polyphonic pieces, and the overall compass of their works, we can gain insights into their expectations of the instruments they were writing for. When few original instruments exist, this is an all the more significant insight into their character.
LanguageEnglish
Pages16-19
Number of pages4
JournalThe Viol
VolumeSpring 2019
Issue number54
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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