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A Passable and Good Temperament. A New Methodology for Studying Tuning and Temperament in Organ Music


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Title: A Passable and Good Temperament. A New Methodology for Studying Tuning and Temperament in Organ Music
Authors: Norrback, Johan
Issue Date: 2002
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Musicology
Institutionen för musikvetenskap
ISSN: 1650-9285
Date of Defence: 2002-09-27
Disputation: Sal A 505, Artisten Fågelsången 1, kl. 13.00.
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skrifter från Musikvetenskapliga institutionen:70.
Keywords: Tuning
Temperament
Sampling
Interpretation
Mean-tone
Welltempered
Equal Temperament
Abstract: Playing Johann Sebastian Bach's organ chorale O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (BWV 656) on an organ tuned according to a historic temperament raises questions about the role of temperament in organ music. From the interpreters point of view it would be desirable to be able to compare different temperaments effect on the music, and based on that draw conclusions about the temperaments role in the interpretative process. Since a historical instrument cannot be retuned, a new methodology, based on ... more
ISBN: 918597466-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15641
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