Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) / Edition 1

Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) / Edition 1

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Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) / Edition 1

Monteverdi's Vespers is an exceptional collection of sacred music, both in the inventiveness of the compositions that it contains and in the debate that it has provoked over its use in the seventeenth century and over Monteverdi's intentions in publishing it. This handbook provides all the information that the reader needs for an in-depth appreciation of the musical settings themselves, of the debate that surrounds the original intention of the volume and of the problems of performing the music today. The book includes the texts and plainsongs used by Monteverdi, and a discography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521459792
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The 1610 settings and the liturgy of Vespers; 3. The 1610 print and Monteverdi's career; 4. 'Suited to the chapels or chambers of princes'; 5. 'And all on a cantus firmus'; 6. Issues of performance; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Discography; Index.

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