The piano parts include figured bass
indications that reflect the harmonic plethora of written passing-tone accidentals, but which are really not necessary given the simple level of the accompaniments--although perhaps could be of use if accompanying on the guitar (not suggested).
Similarly, Crawford chooses to include the figured bass
from the engraved score throughout, even where chordal continuo would not have been heard at the Opera: in dance pieces, the overture, and many choruses.
The final section includes summaries of special topics like musical calligraphy, the harmonic series, nonharmonic tones, four-part writing, figured bass
, harmonization, cadence and phrase structure, motives, sequences, textures, counterpoint, form, and instrumental ranges and transpositions.
Lorenzo Penna, figured bass
treatise (1672) in Articulation and Phrasing: Keyboard and Lute Articulation (p.
The Quoniam has five independently scored parts plus the organist's realisation of the figured bass
It was only after my return from Basle, where I studied harpsichord and figured bass
with Jorg-Anderas Botticher and Jesper B.
Each volume contains a Foreword containing information about the composer and his works, some editorial notes on the music itself, the texts, translations (where pertinent), a full score with minimally realized figured bass
, a continuo part, and a full score with figured bass
line only for those keyboard players who are comfortable realizing figured bass
2, bar 10), and the figured bass
should have been realized.
Also featured on that occasion were three of the nine sonatas for a single instrument and figured bass
, K81 and 91, performed on the Baroque flute, a somewhat bland medium of realization, and K90, more effectively rendered on the relatively robust violin.
The Interval Angle can be generalized into a setting for figured bass
, whether tonal or atonal.
The figured bass
part has been standardized but no new figures added.
How many students of seventeenth-century poetry, one wonders, will be interested in over seventy pages largely concerned with variant accidentals, time signatures, bar lines, or slurs in the manuscripts of the musical settings, or will be capable of realizing the figured bass
of Delaware's musical texts at sight?