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Early Music: Baroque

Baroque

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History and Background

  • Scholarly articles from Grove Music Online  Paid for by JMU

Baroque music, Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Michael Praetorius, Johann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Antonio Cesti, François Couperin, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, opera, cantata, oratorio, sonata, basso continuoconcerto

  • Articles from Wikipedia  Open Access

Baroque music, Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Michael Praetorius, Johann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Antonio Cesti, François Couperin, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, opera, cantata, oratorio, sonata, basso continuo, madrigal, seconda pratica, concerto

Recommended Research Sources (Curated by JMU Faculty)
Baroque Music by Claude V. Palisca is a very readable one-volume history  
Music in the Baroque by Manfred F. Bukofzer is a more in-depth history   
Another very readable and more inclusive history is Susan Lewis Hammond's Music in the Baroque World

Select Repertoire/Scores

Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Michael Praetorius, Johann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Antonio Cesti, François Couperin, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, George Frideric HandelBaroque Music from Classical Scores Library Paid for by JMU,  Baroque era from IMSLP Open Access

Recommended Scores and Collections (Curated by JMU Faculty)
Baroque composers in the Choral Public Domain Library
Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music by Anna Harriet Heyer is an invaluable resource to finding music in this era
Recent Researches in the Music of Baroque Era provides the scores and parts to many interesting works 

Select Recordings

Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Michael Praetorius, Johann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Antonio Cesti, François Couperin, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry  Purcell, George Frideric Handel

Recommended Recordings (Curated by JMU Faculty)
Claudio Monteverdi : L'Orfeo may be considered the earliest modern opera still in the repertory.  available online video Paid for by JMU and DVD
Johann Sebastien Bach : Brandenburgische Konzert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  available online 
Paid for by JMU 
George Frideric Handel : Messiah, English Concert and Choir, Trevor Pinnock, cond.  available online  Paid for by JMU
Johann Sebastien Bach : Mass in B minor with the Monteverdi choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, cond. might be the best B minor Mass ever recorded... available online Paid for by JMU
Arcangelo Corelli : Concerti Gossi, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, cond. and harpsichordist.  availabe online Paid for by JMU
Jean Philippe Rameau : Pièces de clavecin is available in many formats.  The two best are Online Paid for by JMU and CD

 

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