This book examins the evolution of an idiomatic language in harp writing, notation and repertory from the 16th century to the present.
L'arpa moderna by Lucia Bova is divided into three main parts: the first three chapters deal with the history of the instrument and its solo and chamber repertory from the 16th to 20th century, and will thus be of interest to those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the history of the style and writing adopted for this instrument (students, harpists, composers, historians and musicologists).
Chapters IV to VIII look into the characteristics of the instrument and of traditional writing for the harp, making ideal reading for composers and arrangers interested in understanding the peculiarities of the instrument and of harp technique.
Chapter IX, takes a detailed look at new ways of performing, with explanations, examples of notation and technical charts and will be particularly helpful for harpists, harp students and composers interested in the most recent forms of musical expression.
Lucia Bova’s book fills in a long-standing gap in the international publishing scene and is therefore of interest not only to students but also to professional players, musicologists, teachers and composers. In addition, the vast quantity of information and examples, and the wide span of time covered, will probably make the book difficult to replace even in the future.
This is a Special Order Item. Please allow 5-10 Working Days for Delivery