The Library Of Baroque Music

Books | Piano

Publisher: Wise Publications
Series: The Library Of
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook
The Library Of Baroque Music is an enormously expansive collection of the greatest works produced during that prolific period that flourished between the Renaissance and Classical eras. All arranged for solo Piano, this volume features works drawn from all the major Baroque composers, including some of the greatest pieces of music ever composed. 

The progression and development of music during the Baroque period can be heard in these pieces, providing you not only with a window into musical history, but also many exciting additions to your repertoire. The retrospective 'Baroque' label was applied to a diverse range of European compositions—often combining a spirit of experimentation with elaborate new musical structures. Dominated primarily by the Harpsichord and Organ, this period also saw the rise and development of larger-scale forms such as the concerto and oratorio. 

This superb volume is comprised of Keyboard and ensemble works from all the major Baroque composers, arranged for Piano. Featuring Arne, Boyce, Buxtehude, Corelli, Couperin, Gibbons, Lully, Pachelbel, Purcell, Rameau and Vivaldi, the composers here include some of the most respected and revered figures in musical history. The Library Of Baroque Music spans compositions of many of these masters, ranging from Frescobaldi in the early 1600s to Pergolesi a century later, and the famous three - J.S. Bach, Handel and Domenico Scarlatti.

Baroque music, so called for its ornateness, was characterised by a bold exploration of counterpoint and new harmonic possibilities. This was variously expressed through the work of perhaps fifty or so major European composers. By the time Baroque began to segue into a new Classical period around 1750 it had already irrevocably changed and expanded the possibilities of music. The works that precipitated this change are available to play in this single volume, perfect for pianists looking to expand their repertoire with both challenging and exciting music.

In this thoroughly enjoyable Library Of Baroque Music, the triumphant progression of this period is illustrated in the best possible way - through the compositions themselves, forming the definitive Baroque collection for solo pianists.
ISBN: 9781783052530
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 23 June 2015
No of pages: 352
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM1006962

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      Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
      7 out of 10


      Netherlands GB Amateur musician
      A good selection of the most important Baroque composers are represented in these arrangements for keyboard.
      The book has a spiral binding, which would normally mean that the pages open out flat when playing. However, the plastic spiral has sharp edges and the punched holes along the edge of the paper are too tight, making it difficult to turn the pages over. One or two holes tore on first opening!
      Confirmed purchase: 18 April 2017
      Published on: 03 May 2017
      7 out of 10


      GB Music teacher
      It's a good starting point for looking at this period of music.
      If you're already reasonably familiar with baroque music, it doesn't have much more to offer.
      Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2015
      Published on: 11 January 2016
      10 out of 10


      Crieff GB
      fantastic range of music for all abilities
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 14 December 2015
      Published on: 07 January 2016

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