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A companion volume to David Schulenberg's textbook, Music of the Baroque, Third Edition, this anthology features frequently studied works by such celebrated Baroque composers as Bach, Handel, and Monteverdi together with compositions by lesser-known composers like Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. Each score is accompanied by commentaries on performance practice and other vital matters. All scores and commentaries have been checked and updated for the third edition of Music of the Baroque: An Anthology of Scores, which includes new editions of compositions by Cavalli, Scarlatti, Charpentier, Carissimi, and Rameau. Offering an unparalleled portrait of European music from 1600 through 1750, the collection is an ideal instructional package for courses in the history of Baroque music.

Visit the companion website at for a discography of the scores included in the anthology (with links to online recordings), sample worksheets, and supplementary musical scores

Author Biography

David Schulenberg is Department Chair and Professor of Music at Wagner College. He is the author of The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (2014); The Music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (2010); The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach (2006); and numerous articles. He performs and records on harpsichord and other historical keyboard instruments.

Table of Contents

1. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Dum complerentur (motet)
2. Orlande de Lassus: Timor et tremor (motet)
3. Claudio Monteverdi: Luci serene (madrigal)
4. Giulio Caccini: Sfogava con le stelle (continuo madrigal)
5. Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo, Act 2 (opera: selections)
a. Sinfonia and two arias: "Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno" and "Mira ch'a se n'alletta"
b. "Mira, deh mira Orfeo" through chorus, "Ahi, caso acerbo"
6. Pier Francesco Cavalli: Calisto (opera: selections)
a. Act 1, scenes 4-5 ("Non è maggior piacere")
b. Act 1, scene 11 ("Piangete, sospirate")
7. Barbara Strozzi: Ardo in tacito foco (cantata or strophic aria)
8. Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato (cantata: selections)
a. Sinfonia
b. Aria "Fresche brine"
c. Recitative "Ma voi, occhi dolenti" and aria "Onde belle"
9. Henry Purcell: From Rosy Bowers (cantata)
10. Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (opera: selections)
a. Overture
b. Act 2, scene 5 (recitative "Enfin, il est en ma puissance" and air "Venez, secondez mes
11. Giovanni Gabrieli: In ecclesiis (concertato motet)
12. Heinrich Schütz: Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? , SWV 415 (concertato motet)
13. Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte (oratorio: selections)
a. "Cum autem victor Jephte"
b. "Cum vidisset Jepthe"
c. "Plorate, filii Israel"
14. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Frigidae noctis umbra H. 414 (oratorio: first half)
15. George Frideric Handel: Orlando (opera: selections)
a. Act 1, scene 8 (recitative and aria "O care parolette")
b. Act 1, scene 9 (recitative and aria "Se fedel vuoi")
c. Act 1, scene 10 (recitative and aria "Fammi combattere")
16. Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les indes galantes (opéra-ballet: selections)
a. Nouvelle (quatrième) entrée, scene 3 (beginning)
b. Nouvelle (quatrième) entrée, from scene 6
17. Johann Sebastian Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr'r Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 (sacred cantata)
18. George Frideric Handel: Jephtha (English oratorio: selections)
a. From Part 2, scene 3 (recitative and aria "Open thy marble jaws")
b. From Part 2, scene 4 (chorus "How dark, O Lord")
19. Ennemond Gaultier, Pieces for Lute
a. Courante "L'immortelle"
b. Allemande (Tombeau de Mesangeau)
c. Gigue "La Poste"
20. Girolamo Frescobaldi, Toccata 7 from Libro II
21. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Suite 3 in A minor (selections)
a. Prélude
b. Allemande
c. [1ère] Courante
d. Sarabande
e. Gigue
22. Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in A minor, BuxWV 153
23. Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 860, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1
24. Jean Henry d'Anglebert, François Couperin, and Jean-Philippe Rameau: Extracts from ornament tables
25. François Couperin: Vingt-unième ordre (keyboard suite: selections)
a. La reine des curs
b. La Couperin
26. Salamone Rossi: Sonata sopra La Bergamasca
27. Biagio Marini: Sonata variata for violin and continuo
28. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata 5 in E minor for violin and continuo (1681)
29. Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata in C for violin and continuo, op. 5, no. 3
30. Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in D for trumpet, strings, and continuo, G. 8
31. Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, "Christmas"
32. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in E for violin, strings, and continuo, op. 3, no. 12 (R. 265)
33. Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F, BWV 1047

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