cover image

The origins of bowing and the development of bowed instruments up to the thirteenth century; translated from the German by Norma Deane.

London, New York, Oxford U.P., 1969.
ISBN 9780193185067, 0193185067

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
ML 750 .B323 (show me on map) Available Request
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
ML750 .B321 Off-site
Mullen Library stacks Music
ML750.B12 A5 E5 Available Request
Standard Title Anfänge des Streichinstrumentenspiels. English
Subjects Bowed stringed instruments -- Bowing.
Bowed stringed instruments -- History.
Bowed stringed instruments.
Description xvi, 178 pages, 41 plates (1 folded). illustrations, map 25 cm
Copyright Date 1969.
Notes Originally published as Die Anfänge des Streichinstrumentenspiels. 2. Auflage Leipzig, Breitkopf and Härtel, 1966.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-163).
Contents 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.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)68924
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bachmann, Werner.
Publication timeline, list of works, related names and subjects and other information


Export citation to: RefWorks