[Smt-talk] Pieces with improvisatory openings

Samarotto, Frank fsamarot at indiana.edu
Mon Oct 24 10:03:28 PDT 2011

Dear list,

Seconding Charles's point, I recommend for SMT attendees the Saturday morning paper by Matthew Boyle and Paul Sherrill on "Galant Recitative Schemas".

Best to all,

Frank Samarotto
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University Bloomington


> On Oct 23, 2011, at 7:19 PM, Charles J. Smith wrote:
>> And, though recitatives are certainly rhythmically complex, with speech
>> rhythms overriding more typically musical patterns, they're not really
>> improvisatory, either, yes? Anything but, in fact.
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