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.
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.
Contents ; Preface ; 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 ; Instruments ; Monody ; 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 ; Handel ; Rameau ; 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 ; Bibliography ; Index