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Campra, Humphry, Handel as guest artist with Musica Dolce


Forbes, AM, Campra, Humphry, Handel as guest artist with Musica Dolce, St George's Anglican Church, Battery Point, Tasmania (22 April 2018), pp. 3 (2019) [Performance Practice]

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First performance edition of Campra motet. Possibilities for realization and ornamentation were catalogued drawing on primary French sources on ornamentation (d’Anglebert) and notes inégales (Muffat) and French continuo arpeggiation (Cohen 1988, Earley 2012). This underpinned novel Baroque extemporization in performance. Humfrey edition found solutions for text alignment and continuo figures. Stylistic differentiation in vocal technique was an original feature of the final performance. Research of national singing styles (Sanford 2012), ornamentation and French influence in late C17 England informed use of a style with steady airstream, expressive inflection of consonants and ornamental breath vibrato in contrast to C18 German/Italianate practices of ornamentation and musical rhetoric (Mattheson) adopted in performance of Handel Süsse Stille. Primary sources resolved figured bass and word alignment.

Item Details

Item Type:Performance Practice
Keywords:baroque music, performance, Musica Dolce, Campra motet
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Forbes, AM (Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes)
ID Code:132519
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-05-09
Last Modified:2020-07-27

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