Renaissance Performance Practice
Date: September 16, 2013
Greetings! This semester my choir will be singing Viadana's O Sacrum Convivium at an upcoming Mass in October. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on good websites that provide info about Renaissance Performance Practice. Is phrasing determined by the words and bringing emphasis to stressed syllables? Are crescendos permissible? How about in a 3/2 or 3/4 (depending on your edition) bar ... if a choir sings through the longer note, doesn't that create the sensation of a downbeat for each measure, which from what I read, is not supposed to happen? I am just looking for some help so we can sing this work as it was meant to be sung!
Thank you for your help!
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