Recorder (musical instrument)
The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the group known as internal duct flutes—flutes with a whistle mouthpiece. A recorder can be distinguished from other duct flutes by the presence of a thumb-hole for the upper hand and seven finger-holes: three for the upper hand and four for the lower, it is the most prominent duct flute in the western classical tradition. Recorders are made in different sizes with names and compasses corresponding to different vocal ranges; the sizes most in use today are the soprano, alto and bass. Recorders are traditionally constructed from wood and ivory, while most recorders made in recent years are constructed from molded plastic; the recorders' internal and external proportions vary, but the bore is reverse conical to cylindrical, all recorder fingering systems make extensive use of forked fingerings. The recorder is first documented in Europe in the Middle Ages, continued to enjoy wide popularity in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but was little used in the Classical and Romantic periods.
It was revived in the 20th century as part of the informed performance movement, became a popular amateur and educational instrument. Composers who have written for the recorder include Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Hindemith, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Berio, Arvo Pärt. Today, there are many professional recorder players who demonstrate the instrument's full solo range and a large community of amateurs; the sound of the recorder is described as clear and sweet, has been associated with birds and shepherds. It is notable for its quick response and its corresponding ability to produce a wide variety of articulations; this ability, coupled with its open finger holes, allow it to produce a wide variety of tone colors and special effects. Acoustically, its tone is pure and odd harmonics predominate in its sound; the instrument has been known by its modern English name at least since the 14th century. David Lasocki reports the earliest use of "recorder" in the household accounts of the Earl of Derby in 1388, which register i. fistula nomine Recordour.
By the 15th century, the name had appeared in English literature. The earliest references are in John Lydgate's Temple of Glas: These lytylle herdegromys Floutyn al the longe day.. In here smale recorderys, In floutys. and in Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Pan, god off Kynde, with his pipes seuene, / Off recorderis fond first the melodies. The instrument name "recorder" derives from the Latin recordārī, by way of Middle French recorder and its derivative MFr recordeur; the association between the various disparate, meanings of recorder can be attributed to the role of the medieval jongleur in learning poems by heart and reciting them, sometimes with musical accompaniment. The English verb "record" meant "to learn by heart, to commit to memory, to go over in one's mind, to recite" but it was not used in English to refer to playing music until the 16th century, when it gained the meaning "silently practicing a tune" or "sing or render in song", long after the recorder had been named. Thus, the recorder cannot have been named after the sound of birds.
The name of the instrument is uniquely English: in Middle French there is no equivalent noun sense of recorder referring to a musical instrument. Partridge indicates that the use of the instrument by jongleurs led to its association with the verb: recorder the minstrel's action, a "recorder" the minstrel's tool; the reason we know this instrument as the recorder and not one of the other instruments played by the jongleurs is uncertain. The introduction of the Baroque recorder to England by a group of French professionals in 1673 popularized the French name for the instrument, "flute douce", or "flute", a name reserved for the transverse instrument; until about 1695, the names "recorder" and "flute" overlapped, but from 1673 to the late 1720s in England, the word "flute" always meant recorder. In the 1720s, as the transverse flute overtook the recorder in popularity, English adopted the convention present in other European languages of qualifying the word "flute", calling the recorder variously the "common flute", "common English-flute", or "English flute" while the transverse instrument was distinguished as the "German flute" or "flute."
Until at least 1765, some writers still used "flute" to mean recorder. Until the mid 18th century, musical scores written in Italian refer to the instrument as flauto, whereas the transverse instrument was called flauto traverso; this distinction, like the English switch from "recorder" to "flute," has caused confusion among modern editors and performers. Indeed, in most European languages, the first term for the recorder was the word for flute alone. In the present day, cognates of the word "flute," when used without qualifiers, remain ambiguous and may refer to either the recorder, the modern concert flute, or other non-western flutes. Starting the 1530s, these languages began to add qualifiers to specify this particular flute. In the case of the recorder, these describe variously Since the
Francesco Antonio Vallotti
Francesco Antonio Vallotti was an Italian composer, music theorist, organist. He was born in Vercelli, he studied with G. A. Bissone at the church of St. Eusebius, joined the Franciscan order in 1716, he was ordained as a priest in 1720. In 1722 he became an organist at St. Antonio in Padua, would become maestro there in 1730, succeeding maestro Calegari, would hold that position for the next fifty years. Here he would work with another theorist and composer named Giuseppe Tartini. Vallotti died in Padua on 10 January 1780. Vallotti spent a great deal of thought on the theory of counterpoint, his theoretical endeavours would culminate in 1779 with the publishing of his 167-page, four volume work, Della scienza teorica e pratica della moderna musica, just before the end of his life. One of his most cited contributions to theory was his development of a system of Well temperament, known today as Vallotti temperament, one of many systems of instrumental tuning for the accommodation of composition in every key.
The six diatonic fifths F-C-G-D-A-E-B are all tuned 1/6 of a comma flat, while the remaining six fifths B-F#-C#-G#-D#-A#-F are all tuned pure. This leads to thirds quite close to pure in the'home' keys of F, C and G major and in D, A, E and B minor. 1/6 comma extended. On the other hand, there were impure Pythagorean thirds in the remote keys of B, F# and C# major and in G#, Eb, Bb and F minor; the keys in between progressed from meantone to Pythagorean as the number of accidentals increased, with Eb and A major having thirds the same width as in modern 12-tone equal temperament. In effect, the'simpler' the key, the closer it is to meantone intonation, the more remote the key, the closer it is to Pythagorean intonation, the'middle' keys are similar to equal temperament. Young temperament No.2 has the same structure as Vallotti's, except that there the split happens at C rather than F: that is, the block of fifths C-G-D-A-E-B-F# are all tuned 1/6 of a comma flat, F#-C#-G#-D#-A#-F-C are all tuned pure.
Vallotti's extant compositions are sacred in nature. They include: Responsorial for four voices accompanied by harpsichord Responsorial for sabbato sancto Responsorial for coena dominiMany of his works remain only in manuscript; these include: 12 Introits for 5 and 8 voices 24 Kyries, 24 Glorias, 21 Credos for 4 and 5 voices 68 Psalms for 2 and 8 voices and instruments 46 Hymns 10 Responsorials 3 Dies Irae for 4 voices and instruments 2 Pange lingua 15 Tantum ergo 2 Te Deum 2 De profundis 1 Sepulto domino and other compositionsHe orchestrated 43 sacred pieces by his former master Calegari, an Introit in 5 voices by Porta. This page incorporates material from the Italian Wikipedia article as of 23 November 2006. Biography at "Here of a Sunday Morning"Specific
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