Music of the Baroque / Edition 2

Music of the Baroque / Edition 2

by David Schulenberg
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Music of the Baroque / Edition 2

An era of continuous and far-reaching musical evolution, the Baroque period witnessed the invention of opera and oratorio and the emergence of such instrumental genres as the sonata, suite, and concerto, which continue to engage composers today. An ideal instructional package for courses in music history and literature, Music of the Baroque, Second Edition, and its accompanying anthology of scores offer a vivid introduction to European music from 1600 through 1750. Integrating historical and cultural context with composer biography, music analysis, and performance practice, the text surveys Baroque music while analyzing in depth more than forty works from the principal traditions of the period. An opening chapter on late-Renaissance vocal music and a closing chapter on galant instrumental music provide bridges to earlier and later European music.

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, this second edition of Music of the Baroque offers expanded coverage of instrumental music, with new sections on French lute music and the Italian trumpet sinfonia, along with enhanced discussion of chamber music from Salomone Rossi to Biber and Corelli. French sacred music also receives renewed attention. Offering models for musical criticism and analysis in a variety of compositional styles, author David Schulenberg analyzes familiar works like Monteverdi's Orfeo and a Bach cantata as well as lesser-known compositions, including works by Barbara Strozzi and Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. Incorporates a wealth of pedagogical resources including synopses of operatic works; biographical timelines for major composers; numerous illustrations, musical examples, andanalytical tables; highlighting and explanations of technical terms upon first appearance; and carefully formulated definitions of each new concept, Revised to incorporate the latest in Baroque music scholarship, including an updated bibliography and many new music examples and illustrations, Accompanied by a companion anthology that contains more than fifty pieces for analysis, Supplemented by the author's website,, which provides a discography for pieces included in the anthology. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Music of the Baroque, Second Edition, is also essential reading for anyone who desires an up-to-date introduction to the serious study of Baroque music.

About the Author:
David Schulenberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Wagner College as well as an internationally respected harpsichordist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195331066
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/23/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Music History, 1600-1750: Some Basic Ideas     1
Historical Background: Western Europe, 1600-1750     3
Music in European History, 1600-1750     7
The Place of Music and Musicians in Society     8
Performance Practices     12
A Sixteenth-Century Prologue: Motet and Madrigal     15
The Late Renaissance Motet: Palestrina and Lassus     18
The Madrigal: Gesualdo and Monteverdi     34
Transitions around 1600     41
Some General Developments     42
The Basso Continuo     45
Instruments     46
Monody     50
Monteverdi and Early Baroque Musical Drama     61
Claudio Monteverdi     61
Monteverdi's Orfeo     65
The Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda     76
Venetian Opera     82
Secular Vocal Music of the Later Seventeenth Century     90
Barbara Strozzi     91
Alessandro Scarlatti and the Later Cantata     95
The Dissemination of Italian Baroque Style     106
Lully and French Musical Drama     112
The French Style     113
Lully's Armide     125
Seventeenth-Century Sacred Music     135
Sacred Music in Venice: Giovanni Gabrieli     136
Sacred Music in Germany: Heinrich Schutz     144
Seventeenth-Century Oratorio     151
Sacred Music in France: Michel-Richard de Lalande     154
Late Baroque Opera     158
Handel     167
Rameau     175
Late Baroque Sacred Music     185
J. S. Bach     187
Handel and the Eighteenth-Century Oratorio     204
Music for Solo Instruments I: Toccata and Suite     214
The Lute and Its Repertory     216
Keyboard Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries     225
Baroque Keyboard Music in Italy     230
Baroque Keyboard Music in France and Germany     236
Music for Solo Instruments II: Fugues and Pieces     248
Later Baroque Keyboard Music in Germany     248
J. S. Bach's Music for Solo Instruments     259
Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Music in France     265
Other Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Composers     269
Music for Instrumental Ensemble I: The Sonata     272
The Chief Ensemble Instruments of the Baroque     273
Types of Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble     285
The Baroque Sonata     289
Music for Instrumental Ensemble II: Sinfonia and Concerto     310
The Bolognese Trumpet Sinfonia     310
The Baroque Concerto     312
A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Epilogue: The Galant Style     326
The Galant Style     327
Telemann     330
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach     334
Bibliography     343
Index     360

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