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"British Harpsichord Music, Volume I" details the original manuscript and printer sources of harpsichord music in Britain up to the end of the 18th century, later editions of the sources and music contained in them, and 20th century British music for the harpsichord. "Harpsichord music" is interpreted widely, and includes much music that was also played on other keyboard instruments, together with harpsichord arrangements of music originally written for other media. The book provides for the first time a full conspectus of the surviving harpsichord music written by British composers, and harpsichord music by foreign composers published in this country. John Harley's introduction considers the nature of the sources, the extent to which they represent those which must once have existed, the circumstances under which they were written or published and their authority. He also discusses the probable history of several important manuscripts and draws attention to the great growth in the publication of harpsichord music in 18th century Britain, the subsequent interest in the harpsichord as an "historical" instrument, the development of musical scholarship as reflected in editions of harpsichord music, and the new interest of composers in the instrument in the present century. This book, which includes a bibliography of books and articles dealing with the sources, and a composer index, should be an indispensable reference tool for professional and amateur keyboard players, scholars, librarians, students and anyone interested in the harpsichord and its music.
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Book Description 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1992 Scolar Press hardcover edition. Ex library copy with stamps and labels else good condition. Seller Inventory # TI-4GR6-LZ8O
Book Description Scolar Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards are generally in good order, just a couple of small scrapes. No particular bumping or wear to corners or edges. Spine is intact and bright with just a little mild bumping to ends. Textblock is tight, bright and clean. 347 pp. Contains the usual marks of an ex-library copy. Red glazed paper dust jacket with white lettering to spine and front. Dj is in a good condition albeit with some very mild creasing to the edges. Additional photos are available upon request. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 650g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 2332/30 14d) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 029853
Book Description Scolar Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0859678768