Examines the close relationship between the arts of singing and speaking in English treatises on singing published from the late-18th to the mid-19th c. Speech patterns are compared to the singer's practices of punctuation, rests, and breathing in order to explain the highly articulated singing style of the period.
"The Expressive Pause: Punctuation, Rests, and Breathing in England, 1770-1850,"
Performance Practice Review:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol7/iss1/2