He plays all petites notes as short acciaccaturas
, since that is how Rubio has transcribed them; but most should be appoggiaturas.
The piano begins with legato repeated [F.sub.3]s (that will continue throughout the song) in the left hand under bell-like octaves (an acciaccatura
to the bottom note) in the right that play the first phrase of John Dowland's "In darkness let me dwell." The right hand then begins melodic material in minor sixths in patterns that also include bell tolls.
The song contains only two schwas notated with a tie, and one with an acciaccatura
. All the other schwas are notated in a traditional manner.
Among the appoggiaturas, the acciaccatura
must be distinguished.
In faster tempos, a trill takes the form of an acciaccatura
which robs from the preceding note value.
The latter is especially pertinent given Pasquini's lively bass lines and his authorship of a lost treatise of "Rules for playing the harpsichord or organ well." Nigito here focuses on the use of acciaccaturas
and Pasquini's appearance as an exemplar in later treatises by Benedetto Marcello and Francesco Gasparini.
In the third section, the 'passing seventh' g' on the second and third quavers of bar 188 is still an a' in the early version, and whereas in the later version most of the acciaccaturas
in bars 189-91 are chromatic, in the earliest version most are not.
There is an intriguing paragraph on the use of acciaccaturas
in opus 33 in general and opus 33, no.
To emulate the rock aesthetic: employ a more natural, conversational vocal production; deemphasize classical virtuosity and formality in matters of pitch, vibrato, structure, and rhythm; be available to respond to the impulse to move; stylize, using ornamentations (e.g., neighbor notes, appoggiaturas, acciaccaturas
, inverted rhythms, inverted pitches, and ladders) in a manner consistent with rock; add, delete, or alter lyrics as needed; and experiment with intriguing and compelling breathing patterns.