The Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series is designed to provide a natural home for studies in all aspects of keyboard music by musicologists, organologists and analysts as well as performers and instrument makers engaged in practice-led research. The series embraces all approaches to the study of the keyboard, including its music, historical and sociological contexts, sources (including theoretical texts and their translation), composers, instruments, performance practice and analysis. Historical should not be taken to imply ‘early’, and the series embraces research on all areas of keyboard studies from the distant past to historical reflections on contemporary keyboard music. Single author books, collections of essays, and editions of text-based historical sources, will be considered for inclusion in the series.
Studies in English Organ Music
By Andrew Woolley
October 25, 2023
Authorship is a prescient issue for historical musicology and musicians more widely, while some controversies concerned with major figures have even reached wider consciousness. Scholars have clarified some of the issues at stake in recent decades, such as the places of borrowing and arranging in ...
By David Smith
May 08, 2019
English keyboard music reached an unsurpassed level of sophistication in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as organists such as William Byrd and his students took a genre associated with domestic, amateur performance and treated it as seriously as vocal music. This book draws ...
By Luca Sala, Rohan Stewart-MacDonald
June 08, 2018
Recent scholarship has vanquished the traditional perception of nineteenth-century Britain as a musical wasteland. In addition to attempting more balanced assessments of the achievements of British composers of this period, scholars have begun to explore the web of reciprocal relationships between ...
By Iain Quinn
June 05, 2018
Studies in English Organ Music is a collection of essays by expert authors that examines key areas of the repertoire in the history of organ music in England. The essays on repertoire are placed alongside supporting studies in organ building and liturgical practice in order to provide a ...
By Rachelle Taylor, Hank Knox
January 03, 2018
The twentieth-century revival of early music unfolded in two successive movements rooted respectively in nineteenth-century antiquarianism and in rediscovery of the value of original instruments. The present volume is a collection of insights reflecting the principal concerns of the second of those...
By Barry Cooper
March 23, 2017
Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published....
By Andrew Woolley, John Kitchen
November 28, 2016
Research in the field of keyboard studies, especially when intimately connected with issues of performance, is often concerned with the immediate working environments and practices of musicians of the past. An important pedagogical tool, the keyboard has served as the ’workbench’ of countless ...