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Roman Monody, Cantata and Opera from the Circles Around Cardinal Montalto: Volumes 1 (Text) and 2 (Music) (Oxford Monographs on Music)

By: Hill, John Walter

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press 1997: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59514

ISBN: 0198166133

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes, xx., 453; xii., 458 pp. Volume 1 text, volume 2 music. Very good pair in dustjackets with just some minor bumps and creases to the jackets. Arising from the author's discovery or identification of ten important manuscripts of early seventeenth-century Italian solo song (monody) previously unexplored by modern scholars. Almost by coincidence, the author's research shows that all ten manuscripts preserve portions of Roman repertoire largely by composers associated with the most significant music patron of the period, Alessandro Peretti, Cardinal Montalto. Through extensive archival... View more info