figured bass

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a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played

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For a time he taught figured bass play at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and continuo and chamber music at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschule in Leipzig, and has also been a leader of courses in early music at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno.
The full scores contain only figured bass lines for the continuo; therefore, the keyboard player will need to be skilled at realization.
We introduce here a method of using figured bass so as to produce a generalization of the angle measure.
The fourth variation is fascinating as it alternates a written out left-hand part with figured bass symbols that are clearly to be played in alliance with the written out pedal part, that for the majority of the piece plays in the upper register of the pedalboard.
Simply click on a pitch to insert beautifully formatted chord symbols, roman numerals, figured bass or scale degrees.
But by the time Part 2 appeared (containing the chapters on figured bass accompaniment and improvisation) the new technology 'enabled the printer to place all the music examples directly within the text itself' (vol.
3) Caspar Vincentius, who at the time was active as Speyer's civic organist and as Schadaeus's collaborator, prepared a supplementary volume containing a figured bass part for the motets.
It seems likely that the first performance of the Mass, for four soloists, chorus, strings and organ, and directed by the composer with Ferdinand playing the organ (from a figured bass line), took place shortly after its composition in March 1815.
Each of these concerted miniatures is supported by an independent figured bass line.
Even today our fellow keyboard players--harpsichord and organ--are taught how to realize figured bass and to improvise.
Each volume consists of a full score (hardbound), vocal score and parts, including a fully figured bass part and an optional ripieno viola part, which reproduces the bass an octave higher, and is intended for use when violins are employed to double the winds.
There are three sonatas for two violins; three for violin and viola da brazzo; six for two violins and viola da brazzo; and six sonatas for four instruments (one for four violins; three for two violins, alto and viola da brazzo; and two for four viols or other strings 'come piace'); all the sonatas have a figured bass in addition to the melodic parts.
6) This evidence prompted the question: did it describe a practice which emerged only during the second half of the 18th century, or might it point back towards a tradition of realizing figured bass on the cello, which could be relevant to the performance of Corelli's op.
Yet, much as this may appear anathema to the modern conservation-conscious librarian (and it certainly does to Barthelemy), there is something curiously attractive in the idea of present-day students practising figured bass from original eighteenth-century volumes.
Generalbassaussetzung von = Figured Bass Realization by Wolfgang Kostujak.