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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $38.54
  • September 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92020-8
  • 304 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Anthology for Music in the Baroque


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Wendy Heller (Author, Princeton University)

Series edited by Walter Frisch


A concise anthology including a wide range of Baroque music.

Anthology for Music in the Baroque, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Baroque. Twenty-six carefully chosen works—including a lute song by John Dowland, a cantata by Barbara Strozzi, and selections from J. S. Bach’s Art of Fugue—offer representative examples of genres and composers of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music, and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.


Concise analysis

In addition to full scores, the anthology includes concise analyses of the music from both formal and stylistic points of view. Information about form appears in tables, so that students can instantly understand the shape of anthology compositions. In addition to supplying concise analyses, the anthology commentaries also address such issues as sources and performance practice. 

Easy access to recordings

A wide range of recording options gives students and instructors flexibility in listening to anthology selections. StudySpace provides links to stream nearly every anthology selection from Naxos (accessible via an institutional subscription or a $25 individual subscription), as well as links to purchase and download recordings from iTunes and Amazon, allowing students to listen to music the way they want. 

Music in the Barque Contents | Anthology Contents

    Chapter 1: Baroque Music in Early Modern Europe


    Part I: Musical Expression and Innovation

    Chapter 2: Ancients and Moderns
    Chapter 3: Theatrical Baroque
    Chapter 4: The Art and Craft of Instrumental Music in the Early Seventeenth Century
    Chapter 5: Music in Civic and Religious Ritual

    Part II: Musical Institutions

    Chapter 6: Public Opera in Venice and Beyond
    Chapter 7: Pleasure and Power at the Court of Louis XIV
    Chapter 8: Music in Seventeenth-Century England
    Chapter 9: Music Education
    Chapter 10: Academies, Salons, and Music Societies

    Part III: Musical Synthesis in the Capitals of Europe

    Chapter 11: Rome in the Age of the Arcadian Academy
    Chapter 12: Parisians and Their Music in the Eighteenth Century
    Chapter 13: Music in City, Court, and Church in the Holy Roman Empire
    Chapter 14: The London of Handel and Hogarth
    Chapter 15: Postlude and Prelude: Bach and the Baroque

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