Jacobean Keyboard Music

Books | Piano, Harpsichord

Publisher: Stainer & Bell
Series: Early Keyboard
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

All eighteen pieces in this collection are reliably dated to the reign of James I, and whether by named composers or anonymous ones, appear in sources other than the notable Virginal books preserved in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The contents demonstrate the variety of forms in the Keyboard repertoire of this period, from plainsong-based compositions to dances by Orlando Gibbons. The 'Pretty ways for young beginners to look on', possibly by Thomas Tomkins, are a fascinating example of music contemporary to the time, written with the didactic purpose of instructing musicians in the techniques of counterpoint.

ISBN: 9790220224461
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 18 December 2015
Catalogue No: SABK49

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