Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE------------------HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY OF MUSIC:  BAROQUE, ROCOCO, AND PRE-CLASSICAL MUSIC by Archibald T. Davison and Willi Apel.

Willi Apel and Archibald Davidson put together the "Historical Anthology of Music" with such intelligence, taste, and care that it is still a definitive resource after many years in print. This volume begins with an excerpt of recitative from Jacopo Peri's "Euridice" (the first surviving complete opera) and takes to the pre-cursors of Classical music. While great composers are included, so are a range of composers whose music is largely unavailable in popular editions. It is easy to find J.S. Bach's music, but how much Pelham Humphrey do you have on your shelf?

The examples are quite diverse, the notation, including realizations of figured bass (in smaller notes) is wonderfully clear for the ease of understanding by students. There is a nice balance of instrumental and vocal music, of sacred and secular music, and of various geographical locales and different times from the century and a half included in this book.

There is commentary on the pieces in the back, along with translations of the texts into English. The book has a nice large format and is wonderfully easy to read.

You are bidding on the H-U-G-E OVERSIZED (it didn't fit in my scanner!) hardcover stated Harvard Edition from 1966.  Other than a clipped front cardholder flyleaf (ex lib), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in excellent condition---there are no rips, tears, etc---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo).    **Note:  All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date.  Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.  So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find MUSIC COLLECTIBLE.     

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