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The DANZIG LUTE BOOK (Danzig [Gdansk] tablature 4022)
"is a collection of early seventeenth century lute music of Gdansk provenance, now kept in Berlin. This tablature was lost during the Second World War. Unexpectedly, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political changes, this manuscript was revealed to be in the collection of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in East Berlin: it turned out that during the war part of the Gdansk library collection was taken to Moscow, and from there the whole collection was transferred to the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in the 1950s...
(UK) Cambridge University Press New Release: "The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music" (Edited by André de Quadros)
(From a recent Cambridge University Press news release)
“The volume sets out a historical survey of the genre and follows with a kaleidoscopic bird's eye view of choral music from all over the world. Chapters vividly portray the emergence and growth of choral music from its Quranic antecedents in West and Central Asia to the baroque churches of Latin America, representing its global diversity. …
Il canto ambrosiano dalle origini al IX Secolo
Silloge ragionata degli studi recenti
Author: Francesco Petazzi
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2012 (Quaderni Ambrosiani, 5)
You may also want to visit this particular website and browse the list of releases in its catalogue. There are quite a few interesting early music publications and there are usually quite frequent releases. (Editor)
Visit the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) website for more information of new and recent releases.
(From a recent Cambridge University Press newslettter)
“From Medieval Shakespeare and Anglo-Saxon Literature, to Milton and Art Rhetoric, Cambridge publishes a wide range of titles in the area Medieval and Old English Literature.
View more information about our highlight titles and forthcoming books … You may be interested in our 20% discount offer on selected titles from this range - just click here to browse books in the sale, but be sure to order before midnight on 17th November 2012 when the offer ends…”
(From a recent Gilbert Isbin newsletter)
News from Gilbert Isbin of new works for lute. Below are details of new works along with corresponding links.
- ‘10 COMPOSITIONS FOR SOLO LUTE’, volume 2, presents a further 10 pieces in an accessible contemporary style for 6-course lute, calling for early intermediate to intermediate technique.
Buy : http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/catalogue#k
- ‘REFLECTIONS’, 20 contemporary compositions for the lute, by LANTRO MUSIC (Belgium).
Buy : http://www.lantromusic.be/index.php?page=Catalogue
- CD “RECALL” , contemporary music for lute and contrabass (Gilbert Isbin/Scott Walton) appeared on pfMENTUM (USA).
Music samples on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/gilbert-scott.html
What's New on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/what's new.html
(UK) Cambridge University Press Recently Published: "Venice, History of the Floating City" (Joanne M. Ferraro, San Diego State University)
Publication date:July 2012
“This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. …
(UK) Fortune Books Newsrelease: "The Sultan's Organ The diary of Thomas Dallam 1599" Put Into Modern English by John Mole
A Musician's Travel blog - Four hundred years old
London 24 September 2012
Fortune Books announce the publication of The Sultan's Organ, the personal diary of organ builder Thomas Dallam. In 1599 he took a self-playing organ from London to Constantinople – now Istanbul – as a present from Queen Elizabeth I to the Sultan of Turkey. He played his virginals to various audiences en route and the organ to the Sultan himself. When best-selling travel author John Mole came across the diary in its original Elizabethan English he was so enthralled that he knew it deserved a wider audience. He put it into modern English so it reads as if its author were alive today
(FR) "Promenades en duo" vol. II - recorder/flûte à bec or/ou flute/ flûte traversière & guitar(e) / M. DEMAREZ et J. CASSIGNOL
New additions grace the Arpèges catalogue pages arranged by Jean Cassignol and Michel Démarez, “Promenades For Two Vol. 2”, a collection of six classical and romantic pieces for recorder (or flute or violin) & guitar. …
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANALYSIS IN CONTEXT“The Analysis in Context series seeks to present outstanding research in which the domains of music analysis and music history are seen as fundamentally interdependent. Proposals that fall within this concept are welcome at any time. Both monographs and essay-collections, treating music of any type and from all periods, will be considered. …
(From a recent Oxford University Press USA newsletter)
“Think this school year is going to be tough? Make your life easier and save up to 65% on books that will help make studying a breeze. Even if you're not in school, take advantage of the opportunity to grab interesting books for less…”
Book Launch: “Off The Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing” by Neal Peres da Costa
Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney AU
“Some of us have very, very busy recently (in fact, for the past few years)...Neal, our wonderful keyboard specialist - harpsichord, fortepiano, historic pianoforte - has a very special event coming up soon that we would like to tell you all about. We hope you may be able to come along, hear all about his new book, and hear Neal with Ironwood putting some of the book into practice with a bit of Brahms. This is the book, the research & the musician that is informing Ironwood's performances in music of the mid-late 19th century German repertoire. A very special & historic - maybe even hip - evening... “
(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 march 2012)
From the “Novità” pages of the Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM) website, newly published titles:
- Pietro Gnocchi Sei concerti per archi a cura di Claudio Toscani (edizione critica)
- Tra feste e cerimonie Catalogo di una collezione dispersa a cura di Daniela petrobelli Boella
- Le fonti musicali in Piemonte Vol. III: Asti e Provincia a cura di Paolo Cavallo
- Rivista Italiana di Musicologia XLVII - 2012
- Fonti della musica sacra Testi e incisioni discografiche a cura di Alessandro Argentini e Ludovica de Nardo
(From the latest MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN newsletter.)
Although the listings is from the MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN “May Sale” newsletter, word from the company is that the “sales will go on the next weeks although many titles have sold …”. Have a peek at the list just in case you are interested in any title and contact MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN to enquire of its availability.
New Titles Recently Released at LIM
- "I Gesuiti e le Tarantole", Daniela Rota
- "Strumenti musicali e oggetti sonori nell´Italia meridionale e in Sicilia (VI-III sec. a.C), Funzioni rituali e contesti", Angela Bellia
- "Motetti in cantilena a quattro voci / con alcune canzoni per sonare ogni sorte di stromenti, con il basso per l´organo. 1613", Stefano Bernardi, a cura di Marco Materassi / Trascrizioni di Flavio Cinquetti
- "La festa teatrale nel Settecento / Dalla corte di Vienna alle corti d´Italia", a cura di Annarita Colturato e Andrea Merlotti
(From the latest Jean Cassignol newsletter 15 may 2012)
The complete 24 Caprices op. 1
Arranged for treble (alto) recorder or transverse flute by Jean Cassignol
Jean-Claude Soldano (France) publisher
First French complete edition for transverse flute since Jules Herman's (Choudens Pub, 1902) and Patrick Gallois' (Alphonse Leduc Pub, 1994)
First complete edition for treble (alto) recorder
(US) CFP (edition proposals): A-R Editions series Recent Researches in Music; Collegium Musicum: Yale University
“CFP: A-R Editions
A-R Editions seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the seven Recent Researches in Music series (Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, American Music, and Oral Traditions). Each edition is usually devoted to works by a single composer or to a single genre of composition and contains an introduction to the music and its historical context, a critical report, and translations of vocal texts.
A-R Editions also seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the Collegium Musicum: Yale University series. This series seeks to present a varied selection of works that draws from a particular repertory or historical context or that reflects a particular thematic focus. The works should be of interest to early music performers and ensembles (medieval through mid-18th century).
(From the latest Tritó Edicions newsletter)
A reminder from Tritó Edicions of its catalogue of available recorder publications.
“The team at Tritó Edicions is made up of enterprising professionals in each area of work, who, employing the suitable procedures needed to coordinate their different duties and responsibilities, work day by day to achieve the goals of all their assignments and offer both the best catalogue and best services to all the centres and organisations we work with.”
For those of you interested in acquiring early music manuscripts, books, or collecting autographs, you may be interested in visiting the LIM Antiqua website.
Here are some background notes regarding LIM Antiqua: …
A reminder that you may want to browse the pages on the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) website as there have been many new early music titles added to their online catalogue.
Here are a few of the new titles found on their site: …
Vol I: From Prehistoric times until 1790
Vol II: From 1790 until 1945
Vol III: From 1945 to present day
Authoritative, bold and clear, this reference work documents the full range of religious diversity in American history, telling the story of a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions. …
You will find a full selection of titles on display during the conference on our conference page. Even if you were unable to visit our stand, we would still like to offer you this special discount. Be sure to order by the end of April when this discount expires!”
From the latest LIM newsletter (06 apr 2012):
Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) is offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed between Friday (April 6) and Monday (April 9). LIM has quite a few early music titles in its library and publishes new titles on a regular schedule.
You may be interested in some of the newest releases as Oxford Press. Of note:
The Castrato and His Wife, Helen Berry
“The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. Mozart and Bach both composed for him. He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following. He was also a castrato.
Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, Helen Berry's compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain. Berry vividly describes how women flocked to Tenducci's concerts and found him irresistible. Indeed, his young singing pupil, Dorothea Maunsell, found him so irresistible that she eloped with him. A huge scandal erupted and her father persecuted them mercilessly.”
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