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Oxford Anthology of Western Music

Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century

Edited by David J. Rothenberg and Robert R. Holzer
Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs

Publication Date - March 2012

ISBN: 9780199768257

544 pages
Spiral Bound
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $59.95

The accompanying anthology of scores for chapters 1-11 of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs


The Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century, accompanies chapters 1-11 of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition*, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs (9780195097627).

From ancient Greek music and Christian plainchant to the keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, this comprehensive volume includes a rich assortment of landmark musical scores. These include works found in many surveys as well as important pieces that are rarely anthologized, including Antoine de Févin's Missa super Ave Maria; Adrian Willaert's Benedicta es; the Overture and Act 3 of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Atys; Dietrich Buxtehude's Durch Adams Fall; and an aria from Jean-Philippe Rameau's Castor et Pollux.

Designed with students in mind, this unique collection includes introductory essays at the beginning of each piece and an index of names and terms.

A corresponding set of recordings* (2 CDs) contains all musical examples from the anthology in high-quality MP3 format (9780199768288).


Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume Two: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century

Edited by Klára Móricz and David E. Schneider
> V2 Print Anthology: 9780199768264
> V2 Recorded Anthology (3 CDs): 9780199768295

Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume Three: The Twentieth Century
Edited by Klára Móricz and David E. Schneider
> V3 Print Anthology: 9780199768271
> V3 Recorded Anthology (2 CDs): 9780199768301

Oxford Recorded Anthology of Western Music
Concise Edition
> Recorded Anthology (3 CDs): 9780199768318

The Oxford History of Western Music
College Edition
Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs
> Textbook: 9780195097627

* Sold separately


  • Each score has an introductory essay
  • These scores are works found in many surveys as well as important pieces rarely anthologized
  • An Index of Names and an Index of Terms were designed with your students in mind

About the Author(s)

David J. Rothenberg is Associate Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University.

Robert R. Holzer is Associate Professor of Music History at the Yale University School of Music.

Table of Contents

    Note on Score Reading
    1. Epitaph of Seikilos
    Instructions for Reading Quadratic Notation
    2. Psalm Verse, Justus ut palma (Ps. 91, 12) in Four Liturgical Settings
    a) Antiphon to Full Psalm Recitation (Commemoration of a Martyr Saint)
    b) Introit (Commemoration of a Saint Who Was a Confessor but Not a Bishop)
    c) Offertory (Commemoration of a Church Doctor)
    d) Alleluia (Commemoration of an Abbot)
    3. Two Graduals
    a) Justus ut palma (Feast of St. John the Baptist)
    b) Haec dies (Easter Sunday)
    4. Frankish Chants for the Mass Ordinary
    a) Kyrie IV
    b) Cunctipotens Genitor Deus
    c) Gloria IV
    d) Credo I
    e) Sanctus I
    f) Agnus Dei II
    5. Two Sequences in Modern Use
    a) Victimae paschali laudes (Easter)
    b) Dies irae (Mass for the Dead)
    6. Hildegard of Bingen, Columba aspexit (Sequence for St. Maximinus)
    7. Three Frankish Hymns
    a) Ave maris stella (Veneration of the Virgin Mary)
    b) Pange lingua gloriosi (Feast of Corpus Christi)
    c) Veni creator spiritus (Pentecost)
    8. Two Tropes to the Easter Introit, Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum
    a) Ecce pater
    b) Quem quaeritis in sepulchro
    9. Two Marian Antiphons
    a) Regina caeli laetare
    b) Salve Regina
    10. Bernart de Ventadorn, Can vei la lauzeta mover ("When I see the lark flutter his wings")
    11. Marcabru, L'autrier jost' una sebissa ("The other day by a hedge row")
    12. La Comtessa de Dia, A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu no volria ("I must sing of that which I would rather not")
    13. Richard the Lionheart, Ja nun hons pris ("No captive can tell his story")
    14. Moniot d'Arras, Ce fut en mai ("It was in May")
    15. Adam de la Halle, Three Dance Songs with Refrains
    a) Je muir, je muir d'amorete ("I die, I die of love"), Rondeau
    b) Dieus soit en cheste maison ("God, be in this house"), Ballade
    c) Fines amouretes ("I have many fine lovers"), Virelai
    16. Anonymous, Jubilemus exultemus
    17. Anonymous, Ad superni Regis
    18. Leonin, Viderunt omnes
    19. Perotin, Viderunt omnes
    20. Anonymous, Vetus abit littera
    21. Anonymous, Ex semine rosa/Ex semine Habrahe/EX SEMINE
    22. Anonymous, L'autre jour/Au tens pascour/IN SECULUM
    23. Anonymous, On parole/A Paris/FRESE NOUVELE
    24. Attributed to Philippe de Vitry, Tribum/Quoniam/MERITO
    25. Guillaume de Machaut, Felix virgo/Inviolata/AD TE SUSPIRAMUS
    26. Guillaume de Machaut, Three Virelais
    a) Douce dame jolie ("Fair, sweet lady")
    b) En mon cuer ("In my heart")
    c) Tres bonne et belle ("Very good and beautiful lady")
    27. Guillaume de Machaut, Rose, liz ("Rose, lily")
    28. Guillaume de Machaut, Messe de Nostre Dame ("Mass of Our Lady"), Kyrie
    29. Philippus de Caserta, En remirant ("While admiring")
    30. Solage, Fumeux fume ("A smoker smokes")
    31. Jacopo da Bologna, Two Settings of Osellecto selvaggio ("A wild bird")
    a) Madrigal
    b) Caccia
    32. Francesco Landini, Non avrà ma' pieta ("My lady will never have on pity me")
    33. Johannes Ciconia, Doctorum Principem/Melodia Suavissima/VIR MITIS
    34. Guillaume Du Fay, Nuper rosarum flores/TERRIBILIS EST LOCUS ISTE
    35. Anonymous, Sumer is icumen in ("Summer has come")
    36. Anonymous, Thomas gemma Cantuariae/Thomas cesus in Doveria
    37. John Dunstable, Quam pulchra es
    38. Guillaume Du Fay, Ave maris stella
    39. Gilles Binchois, Deuil angoisseux ("Anguished grief")
    40. Anonymous, Missa Caput, Kyrie
    41. Johannes Ockeghem, Missa Caput, Kyrie
    42. Antoine Busnoys, Missa L'homme armé
    a) Sanctus
    b) Agnus Dei
    43. Philippe Basiron, Salve regina
    44. Loyset Compère, Ave Maria
    45. Johannes Ockeghem, Ma bouche rit ("My mouth laughs")
    46. Johannes Ghiselin, La Alfonsina
    47. Josquin des Prez, Ave Maria . . . Virgo serena
    48. Antoine de Févin, Missa super Ave Maria, Kyrie
    49. Josquin des Prez, Benedicta es
    50. Adrian Willaert, Benedicta es
    51. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass of Pope Marcellus), Kyrie, Gloria, Credo
    52. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Tui sunt caeli
    53. William Byrd, two settings of the Agnus Dei
    a) The Mass in Four Parts
    b) The Mass in Five Parts
    54. Johann Walther, Christ lag in Todesbanden ("Christ lay in the bonds of death")
    55. Giovanni Gabrieli, In ecclesiis
    56. Marco Cara, Mal un muta per effecto ("One cannot really change")
    57. Claudin de Sermisy, Tant que vivray ("As long as I live")
    58. Orlando di Lasso, Four Compositions
    a) Je l'ayme bien ("I love her")
    b) Matona mia cara ("My lady, my darling")
    c) Audite nova ("Hear the news")
    d) Prophetiae Sibyllarum, Prologue
    59. Jacques Arcadelt, Il bianco e dolce cigno ("The white and sweet swan")
    60. Cipriano de Rore, Dalle belle contrade d'oriente ("From the fair regions of the east")
    61. Luca Marenzio, Solo e pensoso ("Alone and thoughtful")
    62. Claudio Monteverdi, Cruda Amarilli ("Cruel Amaryllis")
    63. Carlo Gesualdo, Moro, lasso ("I shall die, O miserable me")
    64. Thomas Weelkes, As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
    65. Giulio Caccini, Le nuove musiche: "Amarilli, mia bella" (Amaryllis, my beautiful one")
    66. Jacopo Peri, Le musiche . . . sopra l'Euridice, Excerpt from Scene 2
    67. Claudio Monteverdi, L'Orfeo favola in musica, Act 2
    68. Claudio Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea ("The Coronation of Poppea"), Excerpts from Acts 1 and 3
    69. Girolamo Frescobaldi, Cento partite sopra passacagli, ("A Hundred Variations on Passacagli")
    70. Samuel Scheidt, Christ lag in Todesbanden ("Christ lay in the bonds of death")
    71. Heinrich Schütz, Symphoniae sacrae: I, Op. 6, "O quam tu pulchra es" ("O how beautiful art thou")
    72. Heinrich Schütz, Symphoniae sacrae: III, Op. 12, Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich, ("Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?")
    73. Giacomo Carissimi, Jephthe, Concluding solo and chorus
    74. Barbara Strozzi, Lagrime mie ("My tears")
    75. Jean-Baptiste Lully, Atys, Overture and Act 3
    76. Jean-Philippe Rameau, Castor et Pollux, Act 5, Scene 7, arietta
    77. Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Act 3, Conclusion
    78. Alessandro Scarlatti, Andate, o miei sospiri ("Go, oh my sighs")
    79. Arcangelo Corelli, Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 3, No. 11
    80. Antonio Vivaldi, La primavera ("Spring")
    81. Two Chorale Preludes on Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt ("Through Adam's Fall We Are Condemned"), (a) Dietrich Buxtehude, BuxWV 183, (b) Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 637, fromOrgel-Büchlein
    82. Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue in G minor
    83. Johann Sebastian Bach, Das wohltemperirte Clavier ("The Well-Tempered Keyboard"), Book 1
    a) Prelude No. 1 in C
    b) Fugue No. 24 in B minor
    84. Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G
    85. François Couperin, Le rossignol en amour and Rossignol double
    86. Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
    87. George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Act 1, Scene 3, "Empio, dirò, tu sei" ("Evil you are, I say")
    88. George Frideric Handel, Israel in Egypt, Selections from Part 2
    89. George Frideric Handel, an example of self-borrowing
    a) No, di voi non vo' fidarmi, Movement 1
    b) Messiah, Part 1, "For unto us a Child is born"
    90. Johann Sebastian Bach, Christ lag in Todesbanden, ("Christ lay in the bonds of death")
    91. Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Matthew Passion, Opening Chorus
    92. Domenico Scarlatti, Two Keyboard Sonatas:
    a) Sonata in G, K. 105
    b) Sonata in F minor, K. 481
    Source Notes
    Index of Names
    Index of Terms

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