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New additions to the Symétrie catalogue:
“French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie”
Penultimate tragedy of Racine, Esther was written for the “Demoiselles” of the royal house of Saint-Cyr, founded at the initiative of Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV. It opened in this institution a short-lived tradition of theater with musical interludes. The music involves a three-part instrumental ensemble (prelude, overture, interlude), a choir of girls from Esther’s retinue, solos and vocal ensembles. This edition displays for the first time the declaimed text, preserved in old spelling, and the entire music drawn up from sources contemporary with the creation of the work.
Full score (foreword in French and English, 12 fac-siimiles)
From the recently published A-R Editions Spring “Embellishments” newsletter, a list of recent and forthcoming publications.
(FR) New Publication of the French Society of Musicology: "Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789)"
(DE) Recently Published: "The Schwerin Lute Book", "Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C and Partita in D" (Tree Edition)
New items published by TREE EDITION July 2011
The Schwerin Lute Book
(Schwerin Ms Mus 641)
This manuscript contains 86 pieces for Baroque lute and is the main source for the music
of the Paris master Germain Pinel of whom we find many unica in this handwritten lute book.
Other composers include Dufaut, Denis & Ennemond Gaultier, Strobel, Dubut, Gumprecht
and Mercure. The edition comes in two volumes and contains a complete reprodution of
the manuscript as well as a large essay (in German) on this source and full index
and concordances by François-Pierre Goy.
2 volumes / French tablature / Baroque tuning
- Graham Pont
Reminiscences of «Rinaldo»: The Keyboard Transcriptions of «Vo’ far guerra»
- Fabrizio Ammetto
Análisis técnico-instrumental y de la praxis ejecutiva en los conciertos para dos violines de Vivaldi
- Renato Ricco
La produzione violinistica di Giuseppe Paolo Ghebart
May be of interest to some. (ed.)
“In October 1998 a rather battered manuscript was put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. It appeared to be a Byzantine prayer-book from the thirteenth century but those taking part in the bidding knew that it contained an important secret.
Welcome to Our July Issue
By Ian Howell
July 5, 2011
This month we bring you several pieces: I continue to expand on my countertenor relevant vocal technique series with the introduction of a helpful exercise called “the flex,” Oliver reviews O Solitude – Andreas Scholl’s latest release of Purcell songs, and Bryan continues his blog about building a career. We also share a video from Bejun Mehta’s recent Handel CD, Ombra cara.
(US) Recently Published: Early Music America (EMA) Summer 2011 Issue of Early Music America Magazine
“In this issue:
- BEMF 2011: Celebrating 30 Years with Metamorphoses
- Contextual Improvisation, or Why Swat Flies with a Frisbee?
- Starting Them Early in Seattle
- Profile: Robert Mealy and the Yale Baroque Ensemble by Craig Zeichner
- The Rebirth of the Angular Harp by Bo Lawergren
- In Conclusion: Playing a game of HIP Jeopardy! by Mark Kroll
- Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field)”
Of interest in this issue: “L'Alcasta and the Emergence of Collective Patronage in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Author: Valeria de Lucca)
Published: 1956, 2010
Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.
(IT) New title from LIM: Bernard Lortat-Jacob "Canti di passione" Fotografie di Bachisio Masia (2010)
Recercare - Journal for the Study and Practice of Early Music
The following is the summary of this edition …
Newly published at Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM Editrice srl) and compiled from a long list of contributors.
Deceptive notation in baroque keyboard music
by Colin Booth
“Did Bach Really Mean That? is a book which explores musical notation and the way in which composers of Baroque keyboard music used it.
British Library Lansdowne MS 740
Anne Southwell's poetry
Poetry by Anne Southwell, a strongly Calvinist writer, appears in two extant manuscripts. It is possible that they were both assembled under the supervision of Southwell herself and/or her second husband Henry Sibthorpe.
As well as secular and religious poetry by Southwell, the Folger manuscript contains a wide range of miscellaneous material: verse from songbooks and poems by Henry King, Arthur Gorges and Walter Ralegh (none attributed correctly), prose texts by Southwell and others and memoranda of various kinds, including 'A List of my Bookes' (Cavanaugh 1967).
(US) The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century (Book)
(US) Handel's Beasts: Explained, Illustrated, Complete with Musick (News from San Francisco Classical Voice)
This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.