Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

The Lute Music of Melchiore de Barberiis (1546–1549) with Specific Reference to Books V, IX and X

This  thesis  is  a  study  of  the  three  books  of  lute  music  by  the  Italian  composer Melchiore de Barberiis (fl  1546, 1549). The content of the music in the books is mostly based on intabulations of vocal songs but also includes a number of dances and fantasias. In this study I have provided transcriptions of the complete contents of  the  three  books.  Intabulations  of  vocal  pieces  are  examined,  as  well  as Fantasias  and  dances,  in  order  to  understand  the  composer’s  intabulation  and compositional techniques. Intabulations are compared to different versions of the same pieces, where possible, and focus on the structure and the implications for musica ficta.The styles of fantasias  and dances – two contrasting styles in terms of structure and harmony – are studied, with further reference to parallel pieces by other  composers.  In  addition,  the  study  illustrates  the  frequency  of  –  what  are normally regarded as harmonic – solecisms in each...

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