The Viola da Gamba Society Journal

Thomas Mace and a sense of "humour": the case for expression in 17th-century English instrumental music
The Viola da Gamba Society Journal (2012) Vol. 6, pp. 1-33

The question of expression and expressivity in English music of the 17th century is an elusive one, and not on the whole well-documented, especially as there are rarely explicit markings present as part of the original musical texts. Formerly, performers ...