By Alexander Silbiger
Keyboard tune earlier than 1700 starts off with an summary of the advance of keyboard tune in Europe. Then, person chapters through famous specialists within the box conceal the foremost composers and repertory prior to 1700 in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. New to this variation is a bankruptcy on functionality perform by means of the editor, which addresses present matters within the interpretation and revival of this song.
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33–34) recurs, and indeed the idea is carried further, at the beginning of the third section (mm. 65–69). Keyboard music before 1700 34 After Aston’s Hornpipe this piece is the most substantial English “secular” keyboard work in pre-Byrd sources, and its method of creating a larger structure is mirrored in certain later works, such as Byrd’s tripartite setting of the Italian song “Chi passa” (MB 27/19). William Byrd (1539 or 1540–1623) Byrd held a commanding position in English music of his time, comparable to that of Britten in the twentieth century.
AIl are in three parts, but they appear to be keyboard reductions of four-part consorts with one part (alto or tenor) omitted. 3 Their significance from the point of view of the development of keyboard music is that they are early examples of consort dances adapted for keyboard performance—a process that recurred later in the century, and soon led to the composition of original pavans, galliards, and other dances for keyboard. A companion volume to Royal App. 58 is Royal App. 56, probably the earliest source to preserve English liturgical organ music.
22. Modern editions of several of these and other versions are given in Gustafson 1999, 12–17. 13. The triple stroke in Example 1. 1 a is much rarer; is it a prolonged trill, as in Example 1. lb? 14. Among the few surviving autographs of keyboard music from before 1700 are the beautiful dedication volumes prepared by Froberger for the Austrian emperors (although the flamboyant captions were contributed by a professional artist); among manuscripts prepared under a composer’s supervision and including his corrections and annotations is William Byrd’s My Ladye Nevells Booke; and among editions prepared by a composer are the series of volumes of Frescobaldi’s keyboard works published during his life time.