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AbstractThis document explores some music of the Baroque era. Specifically, it is concerned with eighteenth century musical articulation, ornamentation, and the type of flute in use at that time, which we now call the baroque flute. The term articulation refers to the entire subject of how a note is begun, the type of articulation syllable used, and how notes are grouped together. In the Baroque period melodies were embellished with certain standard ornaments. The proper performance of these ornaments was the subject of much discussion and writing. At the end of this document the reader will find a selected bibliography which includes some of these writings. There are many types of ornaments. This study will be concerned with some of them: the trill, mordent, appoggiatura, grupetto, messa di voce, and flattement. Vibrato at that time was considered to be an ornament, and will be included as such.
Degree ProgramGraduate College