Exposition

Reconstructing Verses by Henry Loosemore and John Coprario (2020)

Helen Roberts

About this exposition

This exposition comprises a package of outputs from practice-led research around two unique pieces of instrumental music with winds from early seventeenth-century England. Along with the first critical performance edition and a world premiere recording of these two pieces, I present a detailed discussion of the investigation which informed the editorial process, focussing on three historical artefacts: MS Drexel 5469, the fragmentary source of the music in question; the Christ Church cornetts, two original instruments that may historically have been associated with performance of this type of repertoire; and the St Teilo organ, an instrument reconstructed after Tudor archaeological evidence and representative of the style of instrument in use when MS Drexel 5469 was compiled. I examine each artefact in turn, establishing the wider historical context of each and assessing the connections between all three. This process has not only shed new light on two pieces overlooked by historical performers until now, but raised important questions surrounding the performance of early-seventeenth century liturgical music in general.
typeresearch exposition
keywordscornett, sackbut, violin, organ, historically informed performance, seventeenth centrury, practice-led research, organology, musicology, editions
date01/07/2020
published18/12/2020
last modified18/12/2020
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University
copyrightHelen Roberts
licenseAll rights reserved
languageEnglish
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/944310/1026868
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/rc.944310
published inResearch Catalogue
external linkwww.helen-roberts.com


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