Willaert Nieuwsbrief 13 mei 2006


Waarde muziekliefhebber


De cd van ROMANESQUE blijft de aandacht trekken van de radioprogrammamakers (onze cd-lijst nr 32)

Tweemaal dit weekend kunnen we luisteren naar een fragment uit deze cd.


Vandaag zaterdag 13 mei te 15.53 (ca.) op RADIO CONTINUO


We horen het RICERCAR a4 nr X uit de Musica Nova (onze nummering: A2).


Werkwijze om via internet te luisteren:

a. tik hier: www.klara.be


d. tik op: Beluister Continuo on line


Maandag 15 mei te 4.21 in het programma Nocturno van de RTBf:


-E se per gelosia

-Un giorno mi prego

-A la fontana (diminutio Giovanni Bassano)


De muzikale term "diminutio" heeft verschillende betekenissen.

In verband met Giovanni Bassano heeft de term eerder de betekenis van "opsmukken met noten in kleinere notenwaarden"

Hierbij de uitleg van GROVE MUSIC ONLINE:



(1) A term used in the context of improvised embellishment during the Renaissance and Baroque periods to describe a melodic figure that replaces a long note with notes of shorter value. Diminution is close in meaning to the English 'division', the Italian passaggio, the Spanish glosa, and the French double. Whereas specific graces such as trills or appoggiaturas were applied to single notes, diminutions served to decorate the transition from one note of a melody to the next with passage-work, giving scope for virtuoso display. 16th- and 17th-century instruction books provide tables of diminution formulae for the most used musical intervals, in various note values, which performers could learn by rote and apply to any piece of music. Written-out examples in musical works by leading performers of the time show that in practice diminutions were most often combined with specific graces to decorate the repeat of a phrase or section of a work, or verses of a strophic song after the first, giving the effect of a musical variation. By extension, a melody so embellished was sometimes called a diminution