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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.
A wonderful harmony of perfection
Practice of Italian organ-harpsichord continuo origins in the early eighteenth century
The book offers a rational framework of documentary material relating to the practice of the basso continuo in Italy, from its origins to the early eighteenth century.
The focus of its publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies and cutting-edge research.
for Baroque Lute
Adam Franz Ginter: Life and Works edited by Michael Treder
Adam Franz Ginter (1661 ? 1706), a colorful character, has been one of the few castrato sopranos of Austrian origin, working in the court chappel (Vienna).
More Historical Dances
Author: Wood, Melusine
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.
(FR) Le Concours de Sous-Maître de la Chapelle Royale de 1683 (The "Sous-Maître" Competition at the Chappelle Royalle of 1683)
(US) The Performance of 16th-Century - Music Learning from the Theorists -- Anne Smith (Oxford University Press - March 2011)
News from Oxford University Press, the soon to be published paperback/hardback:
“The Performance of 16th-Century Music will enable the performer to better understand this music and advance their technical and expressive abilities. Early music specialist Anne Smith outlines several major areas of technical knowledge and skill needed to perform the music of this period.
Let us stop a moment to discover the precepts of Couperin through a footnote on page in a scholarly work today and listen to the voice that we imagine shy, almost hesitant, from one of French harpsichordists’ greatest. Let us stop bickering about the size of the chorus of Bach's cantatas in Leipzig and take a look at the key document that the passions unleashed and allows all the assumptions ...
New for Baroque Lute
“Wolff Jacob Lauffensteiner (1676 - 1754): Collected Works for Solo Lute” edited by Douglas Towne
This edition contains eight complete suites/concerts as well as fourteen single pieces for Baroque Lute, collected from libraries from all over Europe and overseas countries. The tablature has been set anew completely to present the pieces in an easy to read manner. Contains also an essay on Laufensteiners life (in german) by Michael Treder. 125 pages / French Tablature / Baroque tuning Euro 40.-
Author: Oesterley, W O E
Published: 1923, 2010
This work surveys a wide spread of old rites, practised during initiations, puberty, marriages, burials, and other major events of life. Relying on ornamental artwork on pottery and on ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines, among other topics, Old Testament terms for 'dancing,' and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and other peoples; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and other festivals.
As many of you know, I've been in indifferent health for the last couple of years, and my doctors are now insisting that I must take life more easily. So, with enormous regret, I am closing the retail part of Dance Books and in future shall run the company solely as publishers. I have tried to find a buyer for the retail part of the company, but so far without success, so if there are any eccentric millionaires out there who've always dreamt of running an online dance bookselling company, do feel free to get in touch.