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Clive Brown

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198161653

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.001.0001

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The Notation of Articulation and Phrasing

The Notation of Articulation and Phrasing

(p.200) 6 The Notation of Articulation and Phrasing
Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Clive Brown

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the implications of individual signs for different types of articulation. The use of staccato dots and strokes is examined. Issues interrogated are whether particular composers intended two staccato marks with differentiated meanings, what the range of functions of the staccato mark may have been, and how musical context (including the practices of individual composers) may be a clue to execution in particular circumstances. The meanings of other articulation marks are considered. The extent to which the use of slurs may be associated with articulation is also discussed, together with consideration of the nuanced slur, the relationship between slurs and legato, and the slur as a phrasing mark. The range of meanings associated with articulated slurs (portato) is also investigated, with examples form the music of the period.

Keywords:   slur, legato, phrasing staccato dots, staccato strokes, articulated slurs, portato

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