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'The articles on ornamentation in English lyra viol music are a must for viol players interested in this repertoire... This book covers 30 years of work, but is so well researched and close to the sources that the older essays are not out of date... an extremely informative volume, of much use to performers and scholars alike.' The Viola da Gamba Society Journal 'The articles are thoroughly researched and substantial; several of them have content which can teach us to perform baroque music to which they refer with greater historical awareness. And they break valuable new ground.' The Consort
About the Author
Mary Cyr is Professor of Music, Emerita, at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Mary Cyr is a musicologist and professor emerita at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). She holds a Ph.D. (1975) from the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed a dissertation on Jean-Philippe Rameau's opéra-ballet, Les fêtes d'Hébé. Her research interests include several areas of French Baroque music, specifically performance practice, iconography, the history of string instruments, source studies, and scholarly editing. Prior to her retirement in 2005, she also performed extensively as a viola da gamba soloist and Baroque cellist. She is currently conducting research on the viol music of Marin Marais and music of the Forqueray family.