Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

843

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-23-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Music

Major

Music

Concentration

Musicology

Committee Chair

Janet Page

Committee Member

Ken Kreitner

Committee Member

Mona Kreitner

Abstract

Vincenzo Galilei was both a theorist and ardent lutenist. His dialogic book, Fronimo, remains evidence of his philosophy regarding both the playing of and arranging for the instrument. The transcription and analysis of his teaching examples provides an insight into his rules for intabulation of vocal music. Furthermore, the transcription and analysis of his madrigal intabulations reveals the tendencies of Galilei pertaining to the arrangement of vocal works for the lute. The goal of this thesis is to uncover the musical inclinations and philosophies of Vincenzo Galilei. In addition, his overall method of intabulation for the lute will be explored, along with his place within the historical framework of Renaissance music theory. A comparison is also made with Fuggi, speme mia, a work that is extant only in Fronimo, in order to determine what is original to the madrigal and what was added by Galilei.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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