Date of Award
Master of Music
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Roberts, Joel Collin, "Rules for the Intabulation of Vocal Music as Evident in Vincenzo Galilei's Fronimo" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 705.