Anthology for Music in the Baroque

SKU 978-0-393-92020-8
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. Thirty-one 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.

  1. Claudio Monteverdi, "O Mirtillo" from Fifth Book of Madrigals
  2. Giulio Caccini, "Dovrò dunque morire" from Le nuove musiche
  3. John Dowland, "Flow, my tears" from The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres 
  4. Claudio Monteverdi, "Tu se' morta" and "Ahi, caso acerbo" from L’Orfeo
  5. Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento della ninfa, from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi
  6. Girolamo Frescobaldi, Toccata No. 2, from Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, Book 1
  7. Dario Castello, Sonata No. 2 from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book 2
  8. Johann Jacob Froberger, Suite in C major, FbWV 612, from Libro quarto di toccate, ricercari, capricci, allemande, gigue, courante, sarabande
  9. Claudio Monteverdi, "Duo seraphim" from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)
  10. Heinrich Schütz, "Fili mi, Absalon" SWV 269, from Symphoriae sacrae, Book 1
  11. Giacamo Carissimi, "Plorate colles" from Jephte
  12. Francesco Cavalli, "Infelice, ch'ascolto?" from Giasone
  13. Jean-Baptiste Lully, "Le perfide Renaud me fuit" from Armide
  14. Henry Purcell, "What ho!" and "What power are thou" from King Arthur
  15. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Viola d'amore and Lute, RV 540: Movement 1, Allegro
  16. Barbara Strozzi, "Begli occhi" from Cantate, ariette, Op. 3
  17. Arcangelo Corelli, Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 9
  18. François Couperin, La ténébreuse and Les moissonneurs from Pièces de clavessin
  19. Jean-Philippe Rameau, "A l'aspect de ce nuage" from Platée
  20. Dieterich Buxtehude, Ad cor: Vulnerasti cor meum from Membra Jesu nosti, BuxWV 75
  21. Georg Philipp Telemann, Ouverture burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10
  22. Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Crucifixion Sonata from the Mystery Sonatas
  23. George Frideric Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7a: Act 1, scenes 6, 7, and 9
  24. George Frideric Handel, Saul, HWV 53: Act 1, scene 3
  25. Johann Sebastian Bach, St. John Passion, BWV 245: Part 2, nos. 37-32
  26. Johann Sebastian Bach, Contrapuncti 1 and 7 from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
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.

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 US$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.

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