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The Pelican history of Music Vol 2 Renaissance and Baroque

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Class: General text
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Type: Book/Monograph
Editor: Alec Robertson and Denis Stevens
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication date: 1971
Original publication date: 1963
Binding details: Paper bound, pp 335 inc index
NEEMF Ref: NEEMF/H/36
Notes:
Volume 2 of 3 covering history of music to romantic era. 32 monochrome plates including some facimile
Contents:
Part 1 The Early Renaissance (Brian Trowell)
The Transition to the Renaissance
Music & musicians in renaissance life and culture
The Changing aproach to music
Minstrels & Minstrelsy
The raw materials of music

Part 2 The Late renaissance (Anthony Milner)
Music & society
The Composer & his art
General features of 16th-C musical development
Chanson, Madrigal & alied forms
Church Music
Instrumental music
Music in England

Part 3 Baroqie Church music and "Occasional" music (Henry Raynor)
The Italian Concerto style
Church Music outside Italy
The Chorale
Johann Sebastian Bach
Developments in England

Part 4 Baroque Opera and Masque ( Alec Harman)
Introduction: Theory & Practice
The beginings of opera
Neapolitan Opera
England - The Masque
Opera in France

Part 5 Baroque instrumental music (Denis Stevens)
The age of the thorough-bass
Virginals & Harpsichords
Other solo instruments
Ensemble Music
Orchestral Music

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