Luis Milán on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice

9780253210180: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd October 1996

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 232

Indiana University Press

Luis Milán on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice

Written by
Luis Gasser
,
Foreword by
George Houle
,
Edited by
Luis Gasser
Paperback / £21.99

... valuable... impressive..." —The Times Literary Supplement

For anyone interested in Milán’s music, this is an excellent source of information." —Renaissance Quarterly

Luis Milán (1536-1561) was a lutenist, singer, composer, and poet. His collection of lute tablatures, El Maestro, is the first book of instrumental music known to have been printed in Spain. Luis Gásser discusses Milán’s attention to modality, his use of meter, and the ornamentation in his songs and fantasías.

Foreword by George Houle
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
2. Background
Biography of Milan
The Dukes of Calabria and their Valencian court
Milan’s religious beliefs
Naples
The Cancioneros
3. El Cortesano
General plan
Style
Performance
4. El Maestro
Background
General plan
Modality
Tempo indications
Meter, tactus and time signature
Text setting
Ornamentation
Songs
Fantasias: Style and structure
Milan’s tablature
Tuning and temperament

Notes
Bibliography
Incipits
Index

LUIS GÁSSER, Professor at the University of Barcelona, holds degrees from Barcelona Conservatory, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and Stanford University. Like his subject, he is active as a composer, writer and performer on guitar and lute.