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(US) Handel's Beasts: Explained, Illustrated, Complete with Musick (News from San Francisco Classical Voice)

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2011
In Donna Leon's newly published Handel's Bestiary, she traces 12 of the composer’s animal references through history, mythology, and the specific arias featuring them.


(UK) Rudall, Rose & Carte: The Art of the Flute in Britain (Robert Bigio, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011

This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
 


(US) Newly Published at Organ Historical Society (OHS)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011
The Organ Historical Society publishes books, a quarterly journal, an annual study of organs by locale, and also produces sound recordings on CD.
 

(US) Announcing WLSCM No.21

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)

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.
 

(CA) Call for Papers: "Early Theatre: Special Issue on Women and Performance: Summer 2012"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that women performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage, by Englishwomen and by foreign players.
 

(IT) New Titles from Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) SRL

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2011
We are reminded to visit the web pages of Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) SRL to view the latest additions of titles to their inventory.


(US) 19th-Century Music (Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 2011) -- available

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2011
The latest issue of 19th-Century Music ( Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 2011) is now available on line.


(IT) Salvatore Carchiolo -- New Title from LIM EDITRICE SRL

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011

Salvatore Carchiolo
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.


(US) Spring 2011 issue of Early Music America Magazine

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011
Early Music America has published the Spring 2011 issue of its quarterly publication, Early Music America magazine.


(BE) New Books from Brepols Publishers

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities.

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.


(DE) New items published by TREE EDITION -- April 2011

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
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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).

(US) Cambridge Introductions and Companions to Music -- Cambridge University Press

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011
Open the door to major topics, composers, instruments, and genres in music with our Cambridge Companions and Introductions to Music!


(UK) "More Historical Dances" -- New Title from Dance Books

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2011
For those of you who are interested in the intricacies of the politics of choosing a “Sous-Maître” at the Chappelle Royale.


(IT) Newly published at LIM - Libreria Musicale Italiana

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011
Visit and browse newly available 2010-2011 musicological materials at LIM Editions. Some titles include: “Venetian-Hanoverian Patronage in 17th-Century“; “Alessandro Rolla (1754-1841) -- Un caposcuola dell'arte violinistica lombarda“; “Una nuova fonte della trattatistica musicale settecentesca“; “Musica e musicisti ad Ancona nel XVI secolo”;  and more …


(US) The Performance of 16th-Century - Music Learning from the Theorists -- Anne Smith (Oxford University Press - March 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 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. 


(US) "Counterpoints Publishing LLC" and "The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
Coun­ter­points Pub­lish­ing LLC was formed to an­swer the ques­tion, “who does a coun­tertenor have to know to get his hands on some reper­toire?” While the coun­tertenor voice has ex­pe­ri­enced a well-de­served re­nais­sance since Al­fred Deller stepped out of the choir stalls at St. Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don, much of the mu­sic from the coun­tertenor’s Baroque hey­day re­mains bound up in li­braries, in il­leg­i­ble or pro­hib­i­tively ex­pen­sive scores.


(FR) Revue Muse Baroque Online Library

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2011
Nothing like back to basics: to feel the thickness of the paper, enjoy the typography, the taste turns of the time ...

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 ...


(DE) New Items Published by TREE Edition (Music for Lute)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2011

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.-


(UK) "The Sacred Dance" (DanceBooks.co.uk)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 08, 2011

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.


(UK) Dance Books retail closing sale

Contributed by Admin on Jan 06, 2011
Dear Customers, Colleagues, & Friends,

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.

(US) Songs, Scribes, and Society The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers (2010 Nov.) - Oxford Press

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2011
A new kind of songbook emerged in the later fifteenth century: personalized, portable, and lavishly decorated. Five closely related chansonniers, copied in the Loire Valley region of central France c. 1465-c. 1475, are the earliest surviving examples of this new genre.

(DE) New Items Published by TREE EDITION (2010 Nov.)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2010
Easy Dances for Renaissance Lute,  selected from sources in the  Leipzig music library.

35 easy dance pieces for Renaissance Lute. Music for lute does often come in form of complete lute books from the period, but sometimes music is found bound together with totally different books. From these  appendices we have made this edition: from an appendix of Leipzig Ms II.66. and Leipzig II.5.32b. Expect enjoyable dance pieces that are not difficult to play. French tablature / Renaissance tuning (Euro  20.-)


(UK) New at Dance Books - Pre-Romantic Ballet, 2 x Royal Ballet - Calendars

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010
Dear Customers,

Marian Hannah Winter's 'The pre-romantic ballet' is one of the major source books for this fascinating period. Published in 1974, with over 200 illustrations, it soon went out of print and is now a very rare book - second-hand copies are being offered on the internet for up to GBP150.00. We have recently discovered a small cache of almost new copies, just showing very slight signs of aging, and are happy to offer these for just GBP40.00 Stocks are very limited, so don't delay.

(US) Announcing the Addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of Two New Editions

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2010
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM (Society of Seventeenth-Century Music) Catalogue of two new editions. No. 18 is a series of Vespers psalm settings by Giovanni Paolo Colonna for various combinations of solo voices and string ensemble––some with optional choir––in an edition by Dr. Pyrros Bamichas of the University of Athens.
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