Anthology for Music in the Baroque, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Baroque. Twenty-six carefully chosen works-including a lute song by John Dowland, a cantata by Barbara Strozzi, and selections from J. S. Bach's Art of Fugue-offer representative examples of genres and composers of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music, and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.
Claudio Monteverdi, "O Mirtillo" from Fifth Book of Madrigals Giulio Caccini, "Dovro dunque morire" from Le nuove musiche John Dowland, "Flow, my tears" from The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres Claudio Monteverdi, "Tu se' morta" and "Ahi, caso acerbo" from L?Orfeo Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento della ninfa, from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi Girolamo Frescobaldi, Toccata No. 2, from Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, Book 1 Dario Castello, Sonata No. 2 from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book 2 Johann Jacob Froberger, Suite in C major, FbWV 612, from Libro quarto di toccate, ricercari, capricci, allemande, gigue, courante, sarabande Claudio Monteverdi, "Duo seraphim" from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) Heinrich Schutz, "Fili mi, Absalon" SWV 269, from Symphoriae sacrae, Book 1 Giacamo Carissimi, "Plorate colles" from Jephte Francesco Cavalli, "Infelice, ch'ascolto?" from Giasone Jean-Baptiste Lully, "Le perfide Renaud me fuit" from Armide Henry Purcell, "What ho!" and "What power are thou" from King Arthur Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Viola d'amore and Lute, RV 540: Movement 1, Allegro Barbara Strozzi, "Begli occhi" from Cantate, ariette, Op. 3 Arcangelo Corelli, Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 9 Francois Couperin, La tenebreuse and Les moissonneurs from Pieces de clavessin Jean-Philippe Rameau, "A l'aspect de ce nuage" from Platee Dieterich Buxtehude, Ad cor: Vulnerasti cor meum from Membra Jesu nosti, BuxWV 75 Georg Philipp Telemann, Ouverture burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Crucifixion Sonata from the Mystery Sonatas George Frideric Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7a: Act 1, scenes 6, 7, and 9 George Frideric Handel, Saul, HWV 53: Act 1, scene 3 Johann Sebastian Bach, St. John Passion, BWV 245: Part 2, nos. 37-32 Johann Sebastian Bach, Contrapuncti 1 and 7 from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080