Playing from open score 1: Froberger’s Fantasia, FbWV 206.

Charlston, T (2016) Playing from open score 1: Froberger’s Fantasia, FbWV 206. The British Clavichord Society Newsletter (66). pp. 3-9. ISSN 1359-5105

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Abstract

Reading music from open score was a prerequisite of seventeenth-century keyboard fugue performance. This tradition began in Naples with Rocco Rodio's Libro di ricercate, a 4 (1575), and widely adopted across Europe until beyond the time of J.S. Bach. This article offers a brief introduction and considers the Fantasias FbWV 201 and 206 by Johann Jacob Froberger (1616–1667) as exemplars of fugal organisation, motivic construction and the performance practice of partitura scores. Today the practice is generally neglected and none of Froberger's contrapuntal music has been published in open score in modern editions. The author's transcription of FbWV 206 edited from the Parte Seconda of the Froberger’s Libro Secondo (1649) typeset in open score notation with modern treble and bass clefs is appended to the article to assist players who wish to perform this music from a visual presentation similar to that of Froberger's autograph but which does not require fluency in C-clefs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > Music
M Music and Books on Music > Musical instruction and study
M Music and Books on Music > Musical Instruments
M Music and Books on Music > Music aesthetics
M Music and Books on Music > Music History
M Music and Books on Music > Music and society
M Music and Books on Music > Systematic musicology
Division: Performance
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 11:10
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/90

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