Baroque Music (1600-1750) Products

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From 'Cantare super Librum' to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour …

    Hardback – 2017-01-18 

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach

    Edited by Robin A Leaver

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach provides an indispensable introduction to the Bach research of the past thirty-fifty years. It is not a lexicon providing information on all the major aspects of Bach's life and work, such as the Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach. Nor is…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

    Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

    By Andrew H. Weaver

    Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, Ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 

  • Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

    By Michael Fleming, John Bryan

    Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols, and he names five early English viol…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14 
    Music and Material Culture

  • Cavalier Giovanni Battista Buonamente

    Franciscan Violinist

    By Peter Allsop

    Giovanni Battista Buonamente was among the most original and inventive Italian composers of the seventeenth century. Peter Allsop reveals his importance as part of a tradition that stands in direct antithesis to that of the Corellian sonata today regarded as the 'norm'. This development is traced…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Performing Baroque Music

    By Mary Cyr

    Listeners, performers, students and teachers will find here the analytical tools they need to understand and interpret musical evidence from the baroque era. Scores for eleven works, many reproduced in facsimile to illustrate the conventions of 17th and 18th century notation, are included for…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Chamber Organ in Britain, 1600–1830

    2nd Edition

    By Michael I. Wilson

    The first edition of The English Chamber Organ was published in 1968. This new, revised edition takes into account the considerable research into chamber organs that has taken place over the last thirty years. Much of the book has been completely rewritten and expanded, and it includes a number of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Jumping to Conclusions: The Falling-Third Cadences in Chant, Polyphony, and Recitative

    By Richard Hudson

    This book concerns the cadences which reach their conclusion by jumping from scale degree 3 down to 1 or to 1-7-1. The chronological history commences in Gregorian Chant, where the falling third is often preceded by scale degree 4, forming the striking figure 4-3-1. The cadences move, along with…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Adrian Willaert and the Theory of Interval Affect

    The Musica nova Madrigals and the Novel Theories of Zarlino and Vicentino

    By Timothy R. McKinney

    In the writings of Nicola Vicentino (1555) and Gioseffo Zarlino (1558) is found, for the first time, a systematic means of explaining music's expressive power based upon the specific melodic and harmonic intervals from which it is constructed. This "theory of interval affect" originates not with…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Identity and Locality in Early European Music, 1028–1740

    Edited by Jason Stoessel

    This collection presents numerous discoveries and fresh insights into music and musical practices that shaped distinctly localized individual and collective identities in pre-modern and early modern Europe. Contributions by leading and emerging European music experts fall into three areas:…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music

    Sources, Contexts and Performance

    By Andrew Woolley, John Kitchen

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

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