The origins of bowing and the development of bowed instruments up to the thirteenth century; translated from the German by Norma Deane.
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Anfänge des Streichinstrumentenspiels. English
Bowed stringed instruments -- Bowing.
Bowed stringed instruments -- History.
Bowed stringed instruments.
xvi, 178 pages, 41 plates (1 folded). illustrations, map 25 cm
Originally published as Die Anfänge des Streichinstrumentenspiels. 2. Auflage Leipzig, Breitkopf and Härtel, 1966.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-163).
The present state of research. Older literature ; Theories of the Nordic and Indian origin of bowed instruments ; Philological considerations ; Ethnomusicological considerations ; Iconographical considerations ; The position today -- The earliest traces of the use of the bow in Europe and the East. Islam ; Byzantium ; Central Asia ; Europe ; Eastern Asia -- European bowed instruments in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The fidel and related chordophones ; The hurdy-gurdy ; The bowed rote -- Bowed instruments in medieval society. Their social standing ; Their repertoire : conditions of performance ; The relation of instrumental to vocal parts, and the implications of ensemble playing ; Their tone-quality, and their effect on the listener -- Concluding summary. The origins of bowing ; Types of bowed instruments ; Strings ; Bows ; How instruments were held ; Tunings ; The hurdy-gurdy ; The bowed rote ; Social standing and conditions of performance -- Appendix A : The borderline between plucking and bowing. The problem of systematic classification ; Methods transitional between plucking and bowing -- Appendix B : Monophony and polyphony on solo instruments.
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