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Music of the Baroque

An Anthology of Scores

Third Edition

David Schulenberg

24 October 2013

ISBN: 9780199942022

320 pages

Price: £59.00



This anthology is a study of European music spanning from the late sixteenth through the mid-eighteenth centuries. The volume can be used to accompany Music of the Baroque, or independently as a collection of study scores.

  • The volume can be used independently as a collection of study scores.
  • Gives the score and the verbal text of each vocal work, with translation when necessary.
  • The commentaries point out specific features of each score.

About the Author(s)

David Schulenberg, Professor, Wagner College, USA

Schulenberg (Ph.D. in musicology, 1982, SUNY Stonybrook; MA in performance practice, 1977, Stanford) is Department Chair and Professor of Music at Wagner College. He is the author of The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach (Schirmer, 1992) and C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatas, 1744-1747, and numerous articles.

Table of Contents

    1 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Dum complerentur (motet)
    2 Orlande de Lassus: Timor et tremor (motet)
    3 Claudio Monteverdi: Luci serene (madrigal)
    4 Giulio Caccini: Sfogava con le stelle (continuo madrigal)
    5 Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo, Act 2 (opera: selections)
    a. Sinfonia and two arias: "Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno " and "Mira ch'a se n'alletta "
    b. "Mira, deh mira Orfeo " through chorus, "Ahi, caso acerbo "
    6 Pier Francesco Cavalli: Calisto (opera: selections)
    a. Act 1, scenes 4–5 ( "Non è maggior piacere ")
    b. Act 1, scene 11 ( "Piangete, sospirate ")
    7 Barbara Strozzi: Ardo in tacito foco (cantata or strophic aria)
    8 Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato (cantata: selections)
    a. Sinfonia
    b. Aria "Fresche brine "
    c. Recitative "Ma voi, occhi dolenti " and aria "Onde belle "
    9 Henry Purcell: From Rosy Bowers (cantata)
    10 Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (opera: selections)
    a. Overture
    b. Act 2, scene 5 (recitative "Enfin, il est en ma puissance " and air "Venez, secondez mes désirs ")
    11 Giovanni Gabrieli: In ecclesiis (concertato motet)
    12 Heinrich Schütz: Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?, SWV 415 (concertato motet)
    13 Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte (oratorio: selections)
    a. "Cum autem victor Jephte "
    b. "Cum vidisset Jepthe "
    c. "Plorate, filii Israel "
    14 Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Frigidae noctis umbra H. 414 (oratorio: first half)
    15 George Frideric Handel: Orlando (opera: selections)
    a. Act 1, scene 8 (recitative and aria "O care parolette ")
    b. Act 1, scene 9 (recitative and aria "Se fedel vuoi ")
    c. Act 1, scene 10 (recitative and aria "Fammi combattere ")
    16 Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les indes galantes (opéra-ballet: selections)
    a. Nouvelle (quatrième) entrée, scene 3 (beginning)
    b. Nouvelle (quatrième) entrée, from scene 6
    17 Johann Sebastian Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr'r Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 (sacred cantata)
    18 George Frideric Handel: Jephtha (English oratorio: selections)
    a. From Part 2, scene 3 (recitative and aria "Open thy marble jaws ")
    b. From Part 2, scene 4 (chorus "How dark, O Lord ")
    19 Ennemond Gaultier, Pieces for Lute
    a. Courante "L'immortelle "
    b. Allemande (Tombeau de Mesangeau)
    c. Gigue "La Poste "
    20 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Toccata 7 from Libro II
    21 Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Suite 3 in A minor (selections)
    a. Prélude
    b. Allemande
    c. [1ère] Courante
    d. Sarabande
    e. Gigue
    22 Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in A minor, BuxWV 153
    23 Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 860, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1
    24 Jean Henry d'Anglebert, François Couperin, and Jean-Philippe Rameau: Extracts from ornament tables
    25 François Couperin: Vingt-unième ordre (keyboard suite: selections)
    a. La reine des cœurs
    b. La Couperin
    26 Salamone Rossi: Sonata sopra La Bergamasca
    27 Biagio Marini: Sonata variata for violin and continuo
    28 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata 5 in E minor for violin and continuo (1681)
    29 Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata in C for violin and continuo, op. 5, no. 3
    30 Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in D for trumpet, strings, and continuo, G. 8
    31 Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, "Christmas "
    32 Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in E for violin, strings, and continuo, op. 3, no. 12 (R. 265)
    33 Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F, BWV 1047