North German Church Music in the Age of Buxtehude

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198162124
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Music Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Musical Examples and Abbreviations
Map
Introduction 1
1 Music in Religious Thought and Education 9
2 Music in the Gutheran Liturgy 27
3 The Influence of Italian Music 43
4 Town and Court Musicians: The Composer in Context 61
5 Texts 86
6 Scoring and Structure 102
7 Compositional Techniques 123
8 Compositional Styles 146
9 Performance Practice 175
Conclusion 194
Appendix I: Summary List of Extant Church Music by North German Composers 198
Appendix II: List of Compositions Cited, with Details of Sources and Modern Editions 207
Bibliography 225
Index 233
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