North German Church Music in the Age of Buxtehude

North German Church Music in the Age of Buxtehude

by Geoffrey Webber
     
 

This book surveys North German church music from the period of the best-known of J.S. Bach's immediate German predecessors, Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707). Webber places particular emphasis on composers whose work has suffered unjust neglect, and on the influence of contemporary Italian church music. As well as providing a detailed study of the music itself, the

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This book surveys North German church music from the period of the best-known of J.S. Bach's immediate German predecessors, Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707). Webber places particular emphasis on composers whose work has suffered unjust neglect, and on the influence of contemporary Italian church music. As well as providing a detailed study of the music itself, the book also examines its religious and social background and aspects of performance practice.

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"Webber's writing style and presentation simultaneously meet the demands of advanced scholars and of novices—no mean feate. Highly recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduates through faculty."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162124
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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