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Studies in Music History Presented to H. C. Robbins Landon on His Seventieth Birthday, Biba, Otto and Jones, David Wyn (Ed)
1 Biba, Otto and Jones, David Wyn (Ed) Studies in Music History Presented to H. C. Robbins Landon on His Seventieth Birthday
Thames and Hudson 1996 0500016968 / 9780500016961 First Edition Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. 272pp, tipped in frontis portrait, plates, 27 music examples. The studies in English include a recently rediscovered manuscript copy of a Domenico Scarlatti opera, Haydn's early Pastorellas, works by Mozart marketed in London by Longman and Broderip, Haydn's contract with his London publisher and an appreciation of H. C. Robbins as founder of the Haydn Society. The studies in German include information about the Haydn brothers and Mozart, freemasonry in Vienna under Emperor Leopold II, the interpretation of music in the 18th and 19th centuries, portraits of musicians in the Lavater Collection (Austrian National Library) and musical manuscripts in the collections of monasteries and cathedrals in Bavaria. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato, Clapton, Nicholas
2 Clapton, Nicholas Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato
Haus Publishing 2008 1905791429 / 9781905791422 Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
354pp, illustrations. Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was known during his life as the 'Angel of Rome' and is remembered as the only castrato singer of whom recordings survive. Historically he was the last representative of the centuries-old tradition of castrating boy singers in order to preserve the pitch of their voices to adulthood - an act of cruelty that produced come of the greatest singers the world had ever known. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 107, 1980/81, Greer, David
3 Greer, David Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 107, 1980/81
Paperback Very Good 
156pp, music examples, tables, text illustrations. Contents includes: - The Norman Chant Tradition - Normandy, Britain, Sicily; Songs, Carols and Contrafacta in the Early History of the Tudor Anthem; The Festive Madrigals of Alessandro Striggio; The Tradition of Don Juan Plays and Comic Operas; Broadsides on the Trial of Queen Caroline: a Glimpse at Popular Song in 1820; The Influence of Balakirev on Tchaikovsky; Mahler and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; Countess Geschwitz's Series: a Controversy Resolved?; Computers and Music Composition; Rhythm and Time-Measurement in South Asian Art-Music: Some Observations on tala. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Early Music Vol 14 No 4 November 1986, Kenyon Nicholas
4 Kenyon Nicholas Early Music Vol 14 No 4 November 1986
Oxford University Press Paperback Very Good 
Many illustrations, music examples. Slight damage to the spine. Contents include: Very low ranges in the sacred music of Ockeghem and Tinctoris; Instruments and the Faenza Codex; The secular music of Alessandro Grandi; Portraits of Johann Joachim Quantz; How Alfonso della Viola tuned his viols, and how he transposed; Vincentius and the earliest harpsichords; The Guadalupe angel musicians; The early history of the clarinet and chalumeau; The clarinet and chalumeau revisited. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Four Madrigals for Five Voices (SSATB), Stradella, Alessandro (edited by D. G. Allen)
5 Stradella, Alessandro (edited by D. G. Allen) Four Madrigals for Five Voices (SSATB)
Oxford University Press 1981 0193437252 / 9780193437258 Paperback Very Good 
57pp. Slight crease to cover. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Early Music Vol 10 No 3 July 1982, Thomson, J. M.
6 Thomson, J. M. Early Music Vol 10 No 3 July 1982
Oxford University Press 1982 Paperback Very Good 
Many illustrations, music examples. Volume includes: The pardessus de viole and its literature; The sacred music of Thomas Ravenscroft, The performance of plainchant; The Gentleman's Diversion John Lenton and the First Violin tutor; An Introduction to Alessandro Scarlatti's: Toccata prima; Viol construction in 17th-century England. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Music & Letters. A Quarterly Publication. Volume 54, Westrup, Jack
7 Westrup, Jack Music & Letters. A Quarterly Publication. Volume 54
Oxford University Press 1973 Paperback Very Good+ 
Number 1, January. Pp1-128, plates. Contents includes; Hans Haym: Delius's Prophet and Pioneer; A Possible Date for Stradella's 'Il Trespolo Tutore'; 'Musica Ficta' in the Thirteenth Century; Elgar's Two-Fold Enigma: a Religious Sequel; Debussy and the Art of the Cinema. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 


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