Music of the Baroque (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199942015

David Schulenberg
384 ページ
155 x 234 mm

This textbook is a concise survey of European music from 1600 through 1750 and is designed for junior/senior level courses in Baroque music. These are the centuries of the composers Palestrina, Monteverdi, Schutz, Lully, and Bach-years that saw the culminating development of the polyphonic motet and madrigal, the invention of opera and oratorio, and the emergence of such instrumental genres as sonata, suite, and concerto, key forms in which composers have continued to write to the present day. The text features a survey of Baroque vocal music organized by chronology and genre, followed by chapters on keyboard music and instrumental music, and an epilogue on the gallant style that emphasizes the continuation of that tradition into what we call the Classical style. The text balances historical context with musical analysis, emphasizes interpretation and the music's historical performing practices, and provides concise definitions of terms and basic explanations of key theoretical issues. The author's website includes a discography there for the scores included in the anthology.


1 Introduction
Music History 1600-1750: Some Basic Ideas
Historical Background: Western Europe, 1600-1750
Music in European History, 1600-1750
The Place of Music and Musicians in Society
Performance Practices
2 A Sixteenth-Century Prologue: Motet and Madrigal
The Late Renaissance Motet: Palestrina and Lassus
The Madrigal
3 Transitions Around 1600
Some General Developments
The Basso Continuo
4 Monteverdi and Early Baroque Musical Drama
Claudio Monteverdi
Monteverdi's Orfeo
Later Works
Venetian Opera
5 Secular Vocal Music of the Later Seventeenth Century
Barbara Strozzi
Alessandro Scarlatti and the Later Cantata
The Dissemination of Baroque Style
6 Lully and French Musical Drama
The French Style
Lully's Armide
7 Seventeenth-Century Sacred Music
Sacred Music in Venice: Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacred Music in Germany: Heinrich Schutz
Seventeenth-Century Oratorio
Lalande and the Grand Motet
8 Late Baroque Opera
9 Late Baroque Sacred Music
J. S. Bach
Handel and the Eighteenth-Century Oratorio
10 Music for Solo Instruments I: Toccata and Suite
The Lute and Its Repertory
Keyboard Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Baroque Keyboard Music in Italy
Baroque Keyboard Music in France and Germany
11 Music for Solo Instruments II: Fugues and Pieces
Later Baroque Keyboard Music
J. S. Bach's Music for Solo Instruments
Eigeenth-Century Keyboard Music in France
Other Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Composers
12 Music for Instrumental Ensemble I: The Sonata
The Chief Ensemble Instruments of the Baroque
Types of Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble
The Baroque Sonata
13 Music for Instrumental Ensemble II: Sinfonia and Concerto
The Bolognese Trumpet Sinfonia
The Baroque Concerto
14 A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Epilogue: The Galant Style
The Galant Style


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.