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Composers' Intentions?: Lost Traditions of Musical Performance

  • Author: Parrott, Andrew
A collection of Andrew Parrott's writings ... is bound to be something out of the ordinary, and this book does not disappoint. Its erudition, energy and thoroughness are staggering, and its vehemence... More…



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  • Composers' Intentions, Performers' Responsibilities
  • A Brief Anatomy of Choirs
  • Falsetto Beliefs: The 'countertenor' cross-examined
  • Falsetto and the French: 'une toute autre marche'
  • Transposition in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610: An 'aberration' defended
  • Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 Revisited
  • Monteverdi: Onwards and downwards
  • High Clefs and down-to-earth Transposition: A brief defence of Monteverdi
  • Performing Purcell
  • How many singers?
  • Vocal Ripienists and J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor
  • Bach's Chorus: The Leipzig line
  • J. S. Bach's Trauer-Music for Prince Leopold: Clarification and reconstruction
  • Performing Machaut's Mass on record - Review
  • 'Grett and solompne singing': Instruments in English church music before the Civil War
  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo - performance notes
  • Purcell's Dido & Aeneas on record - Radio Review
  • 'Hail! bright Cecilia' (Purcell at 350) - Radio Essay