Haynes always writes as the insider performer, and his writing is fresh and direct...likely to be enjoyed by most musicians. David Ledbetter, British Clavichord Society Bruce's arguments are rich, not obvious, and very convincing. Read Bruce's ideas: applaud, question, be infuriated. But you will never think about early music as you did before. Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review
Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition. Written for musicians and non-musicians alike.