We are pleased to announce the initial publication of Volume 2 in our new series of anthologies, Monuments of Seventeenth-Century Music: Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Italian Instrumental Music. This edition begins with 13 pieces for two or three independent parts and continuo from the first two decades of the seventeenth century. The anthology will expand to include over 200 pieces, spanning the entire century. Be sure to check back often for updates on the most recent additions to the project.
The first volume in the new anthology series "Monuments of Seventeenth-Century Music" is now complete with nearly 250 keyboard arrangements of music by Jean-Baptiste Lully from a variety of seventeenth-century manuscripts. This edition, prepared by David Chung of Hong Kong Baptist University, brings together a wealth of music for keyboard players that can be downloaded individually or as a two-volume indexed PDF.
Visit the Monuments series for full details.
In an ongoing effort to assist performances of works in the catalogue, we have added performance parts for Biagio Marini's "La Rizza" from his Op. 2 Madrigali et symfonie (WLSCM No. 3).
Performances of Biagio Marini's canzone "La Rizza" from his Op. 2 Madrigali et symfonie (WLSCM No. 3), edited by Thomas D. Dunn, are planned for this summer by The Bach Players. The concerts, titled "From Venice to Hamburg", trace how the improvisatory "stylus fantasticus" traveled from Italy to Germany in the music of Bertali, Weckmann, Valentini, Schmelzer, Froberger, and others.
The concert will be performed on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm at the Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN and on Saturday, July 12 at 8:15pm at St John's Downshire Hill, Hamptstead, London NW3 1NU.
More information and links to purchase tickets can be found at the website of The Bach Players.
We are very pleased to announce two additions to the catalogue for Fall 2013:
WLSCM 27 is an edition of sixty pieces for harpsichord by the English composer Richard Ayleward edited by Andrew Woolley. Audio examples of potential rhythmic interpretations have also been provided.
WLSCM 28 offers two large-scale concerted motets by the Viennese court composer Pietro Verdina edited by Andrew H. Weaver. Performance and rehearsal parts are also available with the score.
Performing parts have been added for Antonio Biffi's Miserere mei, Deus (WLSCM no. 15), edited by Don Fader. Originally published in 2009, this edition has been updated to include four instrumental parts: two violins, viola, and basso continuo.
The WLSCM relies largely on the voluntary efforts of scholars and expert musicians around the world. Performers interested in locating parts for works in the catalogue should contact the editor of the individual piece. Editors interested in providing parts for their works are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief.
A performance of Miserere mei, Deus by Antonio Biffi (WLSCM No. 15) will take place as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival on August 24, 2013. The work will be performed by Le Parnasse français, directed by Louis Castelain with soloists Eugénie Warnier, soprano, Jeffrey Thompson, haute-contre and Arnaud Richard, bass.
More information can be found at the Utrecht Early Music Festival website.