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Learning materials for diminutions
Ornaments in 17th Century
Pia Praetorius

Deutsch
GRATIE. Verzierungspraxis im 17. Jahrhundert

English
GRACES. Ornamentation Practice in the Seventeenth Century

 

Learning materials for diminutions
EINFÜHRUNG/ INTRODUCTION - Giovanni Battista Bovicelli
Pia Praetorius

Deutsch
Pia Praetorius: Bovicellis Stilistik

English
Pia Praetorius: The Bovicelli-Style

 

Tutorial Videos
Diminuieren und verzieren/ Diminishing and embellishing
Josué Meléndez • Catherine Motuz

 

Josué Meléndez and Catherine Motuz About graces - Tutorialvideo for the Bovicelli-Competition 2020

Josué Meléndez/ Catherine Motuz: About graces

 

Josué Meléndez: Cut&Paste Ornaments

Josué Meléndez: Cut&Paste Ornaments

 

Learning materials for diminutions
Early Music Sources Website
Elam Rotem, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher

You can find here a lot of interesting material about diminution like Sources Database and videos about diminution practice:

 

Treatises
Regole di musica madrigali e motetti Passeggiati
Giovanni Battista Bovicelli

Year: 1594
Source: Regole, passaggi di musica
Edition: Gawain Glenton, Septenary Editions  | Extract Septenary Editions
Translation: Olivier Webber, Extract Septenary Editions 

 

Treatises
Musica Getutscht
Sebastian Virdung

Year: 1511
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
La Fontegara
Sylvestro Ganassi

Year: 1535
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Le droict chemin de musique
Loys Bourgeois

Year: 1550
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Trattado de glosas sobre clausulas y otros generos de puntos en la musica de violones
Diego Ortiz

Year: 1553
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Delle lettere del Sr. Gio. Camillo Maffei da Solofra
Giovanni Camillo Maffei

Year: 1562
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation: Sion M.Honea

 

Treatises
Arte de tañer Fantasia
Tomas de Santa Maria

Year: 1565
Source: Imslp | bne | BNF
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Il vero modo modo di diminuir
Girolamo dalla Casa

Year: 1584
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Ricercate passaggi et cadentie
Giovanni Bassano

Year: 1585
Source: Imslp
Edition: Richard Erig
Translation dt.: Richard Erig

 

Treatises
Motetti, madrigali, et canzoni francese
Giovanni Bassano

Year: 1591
Source: Motetti, madrigali, et canzoni francese… Diminuiti per sonar con ogni sorte di stromenti, & anco per cantar con la semplice voce. lost
Edition: Copy by Chrysander 1890
Translation:

 

Treatises
Prattica di musica
Ludovico Zacconi

Year: 1592
Source: Imslp | UNT
Edition:
Translation: Sion M. Honea: Chapter 66: What Style Pertains in the making of Gorgia and on the Use of Modern Passaggi

 

Treatises
Passaggi per potersi essercitare nel diminuire
Richardo Rogniono

Year: 1592
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation en: Sion M. Honea

 

Treatises
Breve et facile maniera
Giovanni Luca Conforti

Year: 1593
Source: Breve et facile maniera … per poter da se senza maestri scrivere ogni opera et aria passeggiata che voranno et come si notano
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Il Transilvano
Diruta, Girolamo

Year: 1593
Source: Imslp
Edition:
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Treatises
A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practical Musicke
Thomas Morley

Year: 1597
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo
Emilio De' Cavalieri

Year: 1600
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Madrigali per cantare e sonare
Luzzasco Luzzaschi

Year: 1601
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Le nuove musiche
Giulio Caccini

Year: 1602
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation: Sion M. Honea

 

Treatises
Del Sonare sopra'l basso con tutti li stromenti
Agostino Agazzari

Year: 1607
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Libro de passaggi
Giovanni Battista Spadi

Year: 1609
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Libro primo di arie passeggiate
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Year: 1612
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Libro primo di mottetti passeggiate
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Year: 1612
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Salmi passaggiati per tutte le voci nella maniera che si cantano in Roma, libro primo
Francesco Severi

Year: 1615
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Syntagma Musicum
Michael Praetorius

Year: 1619
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Selva de varii passaggi
Francesco Rognoni

Year: 1620
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation en: Sion M. Honea

 

Treatises
Facultad orgánica
Francisco Correa de Arauxo

Year: 1626
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Synopsis musica
Johann Crüger

Year: 1630
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Musica figuralis
Daniel Friderici

Year: 1638
Source: DTA
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Arte prattica & poëtica
Johann Andreas Herbst

Year:  1653
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
The Division-Violist, or an Introduction to the Playing upon a Ground, London
Christopher Simpson

Year: 1659
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Musicae practicae praecepta brevia, & exercitia pro tyronibus varia - Der rechte Weg zur Singekunst
Johann Crüger

Year:  1660

Source: Staatsbibliothek Berlin

Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Compendium musicae
Wolfgang Caspar Printz

Year: 1668
Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek | Google books
Edition:
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Treatises
Airs à deux parties avec les second couplets en diminution
Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre

Year: 1669
Source: BNF
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Li primi albori musicali
Lorenzo Penna

Year: 1672
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Musica modulatoria vocalis oder manierliche und zierliche Singkunst
Wolfgang Caspar Printz

Year: 1678
Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
L’Art de bien chanter
Bénigne de Bacilly

Year: 1679
Source: Imslp
Edition:
Translation:

 

Learning materials for diminutions
Die Lehre von der vokalen Ornamentik
Hugo Goldschmidt

Year: 1907
Source: Archive
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Von der Singe-Kunst oder Manier
Christoph Bernhard

Year:  ca. mid. 17th century

Source: (D-Bds mus. ms. theor. 76) | (D-Bds mus. ms. theor. autogr. Kuhnau) | (D-Bds mus. ms. thor. 85)

Edition:
Translation: English translation

 

Treatises
Varii esercitii
Antonio Brunelli

Year: 1614
Source:
Edition: Richard Erig
Translation dt.: Richard Erig

 

Treatises
Essempi delli passaggi delle consonanze et dissonanze
Valerio Buona

Year: 1596
Source: Essempi delli passaggi delle consonanze et dissonanze
Edition:
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Treatises
Istitvtioni Harmoniche
Gioseffo Zarlino da Chioggia

Year:  1558
Source: IMSLP
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Instructio Nova
Spiridionis a Monte Carmelo

Year: 1670
Source: Spiridionis Nova Instructio
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatises
Motetti a Voce Sola
Ignazio Donati

Year: 1636
Source: Motetti a Voce Sola libro 2
Edition:
Translation:

 

Treatise
Musicalischer-Trichter, dadurch ein geschickter Informator seinen Informandis die Edle Singe-Kunst nach heutiger Manier … einbringen kan
Martin Heinrich Fuhrmann

Year:  1706
Source: IMSLP, Von allerhand Manieren VII. Capitel
Edition:
Translation: