Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: A Research Guide

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The work and posthumous reputation of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) are unlike those of any composer in the Western tradition. This guide introduces students and scholars to the literature on Palestrina as well as the complicated history of the publication of his works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815323518
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/8/2002
  • Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies Series
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Chronology and Biographical Outline 1
2 Primary Sources: Printed Music 13
I Early Editions of Printed Music by Palestrina as Sole Composer 13
II Printed Compositions in Musical Anthologies 54
III Contemporary Arrangements of Palestrina's Works 70
IV Prints in Books, Theoretical Treatises, Manuals of Instruction, and Similar Sources Dating from before 1800 75
3 Primary Sources: A Checklist of Manuscripts 79
4 Modern Editions of Palestrina's Music I: Comprehensive Editions 135
I The "Haberl" Edition (1862-1907) 135
II The "Casimiri" Edition (1939-1987) 164
III The Palestrina Foundation Series (1975-) 187
5 Modern Editions of Palestrina's Music II: Collected and Individual Works 189
I Selections in Anthologies, Collections, Sets, and Series 189
II Individually Issued Items 221
6 Bibliography of Secondary Literature 253
I General Background, History and Contemporaries 253
II Biographical Literature 265
III Studies of Sources, Music, and Style 281
IV Reception History 323
7 Discography 383
Index 437
Index of Titles and First Lines of Musical Works 437
Index of Names and Subjects 463
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