Baroque music (c 1600 to c 1750)

    Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625

    By Simon Smith

    Hardback £65.84

    This book investigates the dramatic role of music in plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Drawing on Smith's unusual combination of gifts as a musician and literary critic, this investigation offers scholars and students of literature, history and music new views on Jacobean drama and early modern musical culture.

    Music in the London Theatre from Purcell to Handel

    Hardback £65.84

    The book is concerned with musical settings c.1650-1750 for voices and instruments of mostly secular texts that were performed in English theatres. It is of value to those with an interest in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English music, literature, drama or theatre, showing how these arts intersected.

    Rameau Compendium

    By Graham Sadler

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    This book is the most authoritative and up-to-date source of quick reference on the Baroque composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau 1683-1764

    Polyphonic Mass in France, 1600-1780

    By Jean-Paul Montagnier

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    The first ever book-length study of the a cappella masses which appeared in France in choirbook layout during the baroque era. After tracing the publishing history of this distinctive but little-known repertoire, the author places the works in their social, liturgical and musical context.

    Cambridge Studies in Opera

    By Rebecca Harris-Warrick

    Hardback £97.95

    In this book, Rebecca Harris-Warrick dismantles the prevailing notion that dance in French Baroque opera was merely decorative, and presents compelling evidence that the divertissement is essential to understanding the work. Evolving practices in music, librettos, choreography and staging are brought to bear on sixty years of operatic history.

    Consort Suites and Dance Music by Town Musicians in German-Speaking Europe, 1648-1700

    By Michael Robertson

    Hardback £84.83

    This companion volume to The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe surveys an area of music neglected by modern scholars: the consort suites and dance music by musicians working in the seventeenth-century German towns. Conditions of work in the German towns are examined in detail, as are the problems posed...

    Bach\'s Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

    By Markus Rathey

    Hardback Save £1.29 = £23.71

    "Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach's major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this concise and accessible book provides an introduction to the music and cultural contexts of the composer's most beloved masterpieces, including the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and...

    Reinventing Bach

    By Paul Elie

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    In Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie weaves a spell binding and polyphonic account of our greatest composer's life and work and how it drove the audio revolution of the past century and how that very revolution bought Bach many new listeners.

    Bach's Numbers

    By Ruth Tatlow

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    Ruth Tatlow employs theoretical evidence and practical demonstrations to explain how and why Bach used numbers in his published compositions.

    Composers' Intentions?

    By Andrew Parrott

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    Essays on musical performance practice by an acknowledged expert in the field.

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