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The Sounding of Trumpets: Ritual, Signal, Warfare, and the Hunt in the Music of Early Brass Instruments

by Peter Tracy In his recent survey, Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia zeroes in on the origin point of all ...

The Feedback Loop of Early Keyboard Music

by Peter Tracy  “let him thunder forth as he presses out mighty roarings with a light touch” - Claudian ...

My Journey to Early Music

by Mauricio Roman Everyone has a different musical journey, which often starts at home. For many of us, however, ...

The Unity of the Brandenburg Concertos and the Idea of the Musical Work

by Peter Tracy “It is not implausible to view the history of Western music as a struggle on the part of ...

The Early Guitar and the Art of Categories

by Peter Tracy “A language is a dialect with an army and navy.” — popularized by Max Weinreich Writing ...

“Peace Shall Be Her First Glad Ringing”: Bells, Community, and Auditory Culture

by Peter Tracy “Peace Shall Be Her First Glad Ringing”[1] “Our bell, her metal voice devoting Alone to ...