One of the most influential figures in the twentieth-century revival of early music, Arnold Dolmetsch (1858–1940) was the first to apply academic attention to the issue of authentic historical performance. His groundbreaking study, The Interpretation of the Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries, first appeared in 1915 and remains a landmark of musicology.An outstanding musician, teacher, and maker of Baroque-style instruments, Dolmetsch sought the correct interpretation of Baroque music in order to heighten its expressive intent and emotional impact. In this study, he quotes extensively from both familiar and lesser-known treatises of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, adding enlightening comments to each quotation and providing illuminating conclusions. Topics include tempo, rhythm, ornamentation, figured bass realization, wrist positioning, and fingering, and musical instruments of the period.A rare appendix of musical examples, originally published separately, appears in this new edition of the first book to address in a comprehensive and scholarly manner the problems of performing Baroque music. More than a text on performance practices, this classic offers glimpses of what Baroque music meant—both as an art and a science—to musicians of the era.Reprint of The Interpretation of the Music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Novello & Co., London, 1946.
DescriptionThe tranquility of the rainforest is shattered by ´Twentieth Century Highwaymen´, who are destroying the trees for profit. Local wildlife, led by a rapping Toucan, decide to teach these profiteers a lesson, so with the promise of finding more treasure, they lead them on a perilous journey through the jungle. The lesson is that jungle treasure cannot be taken away.The list of parts is flexible to accommodate the number of available performers with fairly evenly distributed lines. There are approximately 30 acting/singing parts plus choruses of Animals, Birds and Humans.This environmental musical is suitable for cross-curricular topics and is particularly relevant to geography and science.Key Stages 1-3; Duration approximately 45 minutes; Cast approx 30 and choruses.This Pupil´s Script includes performance notes, script and lyrics for all the songs.You will require a license to perform this work at your school/youth theatre; please click here for more information and our application form.SonglistDown On The GroundEmerald CrownIt Takes A Hundred YearsJungle DiscoLook Around,Slash And BurnTwentieth-century HighwaymanWe´re BatsWild Cat