Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Clive Brown

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198161653

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 December 2019

Articulation and Expression

Articulation and Expression

Chapter:
(p.168) 5 Articulation and Expression
Source:
Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900
Author(s):

Clive Brown

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0006

This chapter examines the expressive element of articulation. It is often difficult to determine whether unmarked notes require a specific style of delivery or whether they are merely unmarked because a particular type of delivery is assumed from the context. Similarly, the use of particular symbols, such as staccato dots or strokes, are not always a reliable guide to the articulation envisaged by the composer. The question of what staccato, legato, and ‘non-legato’ or perhaps ‘non-staccato’ may have envisaged is discussed in relation to theoretical writings and specific examples from the music of the period. Instances where unmarked notes may have been intended to be slurred are considered. The meaning of sciolto and non legato is investigated; so too are circumstances in which non legato or non staccato may have been intended where nothing was specified.

Keywords:   articulation, staccato, staccato dots, staccato strokes, legato, sciolto, non legato, slur

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .