Diminution of Simple Cadences in Two Parts

The art of transforming a simple, slow melody into a rich, fast-moving one is called diminution. The are of diminution was developed by the Italians during the Renaissance and the early Baroque, and it is codified in a number of treatises and manuals, such as Sylvesto Ganassi’s Fontegara (1535), Giovanni Battista Bovicelli’s Regole, passaggi di … Continue reading Diminution of Simple Cadences in Two Parts