Discography and links to audio files for
Music of the Baroque
Music of the Baroque: An Anthology of Scores, third edition
by David Schulenberg (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Part 1 of this file lists recordings for Selections whose scores are included in the anthology. Part 2 lists recordings for musical examples in both volumes. Many of the CDs and other hard-copy recordings are relatively old, but I regularly update the links to online audio and video recordings (most recently on Feb. 2, 2021). Inclusion of a link is not meant as a recommendation for or endorsement of a particular performance, nor is the failure to list any particular recording intended as a negative criticism.

Part 1: Selections in Music of the Baroque: An Anthology of Scores

1. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Dum complerentur (motet)

Music of the Sistine Chapel. Taverner Choir; Parrott, Andrew, dir. EMI Classics. HMV 5743712

Palestrina: Mass for Pentecost/Five Motets. Christ Church Cathedral Choir; Stephen Darlington, dir. [Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, Wales] : Nimbus, [1988], 1987. NI 5100

Online recordings:

Vox Archangeli (video)

Taverner Consort directed by Andrew Parrott

2. Orlande de Lassus: Timor et tremor (motet)

The Flemish masters. Vol. 1: Netherlanders in Italy in the 16th century. Pomerium Musices; Alexander Blachly, dir. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Classic Masters, 1989.

Roland de Lassus: Missa ad imitationem moduli Vinum bonum; Magnificat super Aurora lucis rutilat; Motets. Ricercar Consort; La Fenice ; Peter Phillips, dir. France: Ricercar, [1995?]. RIC 155141

Orlandus Lassus: Missa Osculetur me. Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, dir. Oxford: Gimell, 1989. CDGIM 018

Great European Choral Works. The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, dir. Coro, 2012 (download only?)

Online recordings:

The Sixteen (score video)

Munich Vocal Ensemble (video)

3. Claudio Monteverdi: Luci serene (madrigal)

Claudio Monteverdi: Quarto libro dei madrigali. Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir. Paris: Opus 111, 1993. OPS 30-81

Monteverdi: Madrigals. Consort of Musicke; Anthony Rooley, dir. London: Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, [1997], 1982-86. 455 718-2 Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre; 455 719-2-455 720-2

Monteverdi: Flaming Heart. I Fagiolini; Robert Hollingworth, dir. Colchester: Chandos Records, 2006. CHAN 0730

Online recordings:

Concerto Italiano (score video)
Ensemble Hermes (video)

4. Giulio Caccini: Sfogava con le stelle (continuo madrigal)

Il circolo di Giulio CacciniLa Nuova Musica; David Bates, dir. 2008

Virtuoso Italian Vocal Music. Catherine Bott, soprano. London: Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1988. Oiseau-Lyre 417 260-2

Robert Dowland: A Musicall Banquet (1610). Consort of Musicke; Anthony Rooley, dir. London: Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1979. Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 555

Online recordings:

Catherine Bott
Estrella Cuello (concert video)

To hear the two examples that illustrate the commentary (performed by the author on harpsichord), click here.

5. Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo (opera)

Claudio Monteverdi: L’Orfeo. Furio Zanasi, Montserrat Figueras, Arianna Savall Sara Mingardo, Adriana Fernández; Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall, dir. BBC/Opus Arte, 2002. OA 0842D

Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo. Catherine Bott; Julia Gooding; John Mark Ainsley; Tessa Bonner; New London Consort; Philip Pickett, dir. London: Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1992. 433 545-2 Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre; 433 546-2 Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre; 433 547-2 Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre

Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo. Chiaroscuro; London Baroque; Nigel Rogers and Charles Medlam, dir. Hayes, Middlesex, England: EMI, 1984. EX 157 270131-3

Online recording:

Jordi Savall, dir. (video of the complete opera; textbook selections begin at 25:47, 31:07)

6. Pier Francesco Cavalli: Calisto (opera)

Cavalli: La Calisto. Lisa Saffer, Bernard Delatray, Christine Abraham, Drew Minter; Glimmerglass Opera; Jane Glover, dir. BBC Music Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1996).

Cavalli: La Calisto. DVD. Maria Bayo, Louise Winter, Sonia Theodoridou, Robin Tyson, Graham Pushee, Dominique Visse, Barry Banks, Alexander Oliver, Hans Peter Kammerer, Marcello Lippi, Reinhardt Dorn; Concerto Vocale; René Jacobs, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 2006. HMD9909001.02

Online recording:

Pacific Opera Project (video of the complete opera, with English subtitles; textbook selection begins at about 25:40)

7. Barbara Strozzi: Ardo in tacito foco (cantata or strophic aria)

To the Unknown Goddess: A Portrait of Barbara Strozzi. Catherine Bott, soprano. Elstree, Hertfordshire: Carlton Classics, 1996. 30366 00412 Carlton Classics

Barbara Strozzi: Arie, lamenti e cantate. Susanne Rydén, soprano; Musica Fiorita. Arles: Harmonia Mundi France, p2000. HMC 905249

Barbara Strozzi: Arias and Duets. Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano; New York Baroque; Eric Milnes, dir. Troy, N.Y.: Dorian Recordings, 2001. DOR-93218

Online recording:

Teresa Wakim

8. Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato (cantata)

A. Scarlatti: Belle madre de’ fiori: Cantates. Maria Cristina Kiehr; Concerto Soave; Jean-Marc Aymes, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 2001. HMC 901725

Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato; Variations on La folia; Già lusingato appieno.

Lynne Dawson, soprano; Purcell Quartet. London: Hyperion, 1989. CDA66254 Hyperion

A. Scarlatti: Diana & Endimione; Ero & Leandro; Correa nel sen amato. Jacqueline Nicolas, soprano. Aix-en-Provence: Pierre Verany, 1990. PV.790013 Disques Pierre Verany

Online recording:

Jacqueline Nicolas

9. Henry Purcell: From Rosy Bowers (cantata)

Portrait of Emma Kirkby. Emma Kirkby, soprano. London: Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1982. DSLO 607 Editions de L’Oiseau-lyre

Henry Purcell: Music For a While. Catherine Bott, soprano; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, dir. London: Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1994. 443 195-2 L’Oiseau-Lyre

Henry Purcell: From Rosy Bow’rs. Sally Sanford, soprano; Brent Wissick, bass viol; Raymond Erickson, harpsichord. Albany, NY; Albany Records, 1994. TROY 127

online recording:

Jolaine Kerley

10. Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (opera)

Jean-Baptiste Lully: The Tragedy of Armide. Stephanie Houtzeel, Robert Getchell; Opera Lafayette; Ryan Brown, dir. Naxos, 2008. 8.660209-10

Lully: Armide. DVD. Stephanie d’Oustrac, Paul Agnew; Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. FRA Musica FRA005, 2011

Online recordings:

Christophe Rousset (video, overture)
Stephanie d’Oustrac (video, “Enfin, il est en ma puissance”)
William Christie (complete opera, modern staging)

Videos of the passacaille, danced by . . .
Begona del Valle
Philippa Waite
Paige Whitley-Bauguess
Paul Agnew Dancers (modern choreography)

11. Giovanni Gabrieli: In ecclesiis (concertato motet)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Music For San Rocco (1608). Gabrieli Consort & Players; Paul McCreesh, dir. Hamburg: Deutsche Grammophon, 1996. 449 180-2 Deutsche Grammophon; 449 180-2 Archiv

Venetian Church Music. Taverner Consort, Choir and Players; Andrew Parrott, dir. Hayes, Middlesex: EMI, 1991. EMI CDC 7 54117 2

The Feast of San Rocco, Venice, 1608. La Capella Ducale; Musica Fiata Köln; Roland Wilson, dir. New York: Sony Classical, 1995. S2K 66254 Sony Classical; 64591 Sony Classical; 64592 Sony Classical

Online recording:

Festival Oude Muziek (Gesualdo Consort, Arp Schnitger Ensemble; video, Aug. 24, 2012, Utrecht Cathedral)

12. Heinrich Schütz: Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? SWV 415 (concertato motet)

H. Schütz: Symphoniae sacrae III. Musica Fiata; Kammerchor Stuttgart; Frieder Bernius, conductor. Freiburg: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1989. 7910 Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Motetten und Konzerte. Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, dir. Hamburg: Polydor, 1988. Archiv Produktion 423 405-2

Online recording:

Victoria Consort (video)

13. Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte (oratorio)

Roman Oratorios. Cantus Cölln. Freiburg: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1995. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77322 2 (distributed by BMG)

Iacomo Carissimi: Jephthah; The Judgement of Solomon; Jonah. Gabrieli Consort & Players; Paul McCreesh, dir. Eltham, London: Meridian, 1995. CDE 84304 Meridian

Carissimi: Jephte, Jonas (Oratorios). Consortium Carissimi; Vittorio Zanon, dir. Naxos 8.557390 (2005).

Online recording:

Le Parlement de Musique (“Cum autem victor” at 4:15)
Le Parlement de Musique (“Cum videsset”)
Le Parlement de Musique (“Plorate” at 3:10)

14. Charpentier Frigidae noctis umbra H. 414 (oratorio)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Noëls and Christmas Motets. Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon, dir. Naxos 8.554514 (1999).

Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Les antiennes “O” de l’Avent; Noel sur les instruments; In nativitatem D.N.J.C. canticum. Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. [France]: Harmonia Mundi France, p1990. 0905124 Harmonia Mundi

Online recording:

Balint Karosi (video)

15. George Frideric Handel: Orlando (opera)

Handel: Orlando. Arleen Auger, Emma Kirkby, sopranos; Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano; James Bowman, countertenor; David Thomas, bass; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor. London: Decca, 1991. 430 845-2 L’Oiseau-Lyre

Handel: Orlando. DVD. Marijana Mijanovic, Martina Jankovà, Katharina Peetz; Orchestra of the Zürich Opera; William Christie, dir. Arthaus Musik 101309 (2008).

Handel: Orlando. Rosemary Joshua, Rosa Mannion, sopranos; Patricia Bardon, mezzo-soprano; Hilary Summers, contralto; Harry van der Kamp, bass; Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. Paris: Erato, 1996. 0630-14636-2 Erato

Act 1, complete (video, Stony Brook Opera directed by Arthur Haas)

Online recordings of individual arias:

Anne-Kathryn Olsen (video, “O care parolette”)
Martina Jankova (video, “Se fedel vuoi”)
Bejun Mehta (video, “Fammi combattere”)

16. Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les indes galantes (opéra-ballet)

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les indes galantes. DVD. Paris Opera; William Christie, dir. Opus Arte, 2005. OA 0923D (not the same performance as the following).

Les Indes Galantes. Claron McFadden, Sandrine Piau, Isabelle Poulenard, Noémi Rime, Miriam Ruggeri, sopranos; Howard Crook, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenors; Jérôme Corréas, Nicolas Rivenq, baritones; Bernard Delétré, bass; Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 1991. HMC 901367.69

Online recordings:

Howard Crook (“La terre, les cieux”)

William Christie (complete performance)
William Christie (video, “Les sauvages” alone)

17. Johann Sebastian Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’r Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 (sacred cantata)

There appear to be no available recordings using historical performing forces (the following all combine modern choral ensembles with “Baroque” instruments).

Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Kantatenwerk. Vol. 31. Sebastian Hennig, soprano; Kurt Equiluz, tenor; Max van Egmond, bass; Knabenchor Hannover; Collegium Vocale; Leonhardt-Consort; Gustav Leonhardt, dir. Hamburg : Teldec, 1982. Teldec 2292-42615-2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas, [volume] 34. Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki, dir. BIS SACD-1551

Bach: Jesu, deine Passion Cantatas BWV 22, 23, 127 & 159. Dorothee Mields,, Jan Kobow, Peter Kooy; Collegium Vocale Ghent; Philippe Herreweghe, dir. Harmonia Mundi, 2009. HMC 901998.

Online recording:

Philippe Herreweghe

Video discussion of the cantata:

Ryan Turner, Pamela Dellal

18. George Frideric Handel: Jephtha (English oratorio)

George Frideric Handel: Jephtha. Lynne Dawson, Ruth Holton, sopranos; Anne Sofie von Otter, contralto; Michael Chance, countertenor; Nigel Robson, tenor; Stephen Varcoe, baritone; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, dir. [Netherlands]: Philips, 1989. 422 351-2 Philips

Georg Friedrich Händel: Jephtha. Christiane Oelze (Iphis); Catherine Denley (Storge); Axel Kohler (Hamor); John Mark Ainsley (Jephtha); Michael George (Zebul); RIAS-Kammerchor; Akademie für alte Musik Berlin; Marcus Creed, dir. [Berlin?]: Berlin Classics, 1994. BC 1057-2 Berlin Classics

Online recording:

Ivor Bolton (complete performance, chorus at 1:15:23)

19. Ennemond Gaultier, Pieces for Lute

Ennemond & Denis Gaultier: “Livre de luth de Perrine” 1680. Louis Pernot, lute. Denver: Ad Hoc Records, [r2004]. Ad Hoc 11

La Sudeoise: Music in Baroque Sweden. Tommie Andersson. Musica Rediviva, 1992. MRCD-003

La Belle Homicide: Manuscrit Barbe. Rolf Lislevand. Astrée, 2003. Naive E8880

Online recordings (original versions for lute):

a. Courante “L’immortelle”: unidentified performer (Arto Wikla?)
b. Allemande (Tombeau de Mesangeau): Masaaki Igarashi
c. Gigue “La Poste”: Xavier Diaz-Latorre

Click below to hear each piece performed by the author on harpsichord (Perrine’s transcriptions):

a. Courante “L’immortelle”
b. Allemande (Tombeau de Mesangeau)
c. Gigue “La Poste”

To hear the first example in the commentary, from an allemande by Gaultier (performed by the author on harpsichord), click here.

20. Girolamo Frescobaldi, Toccata 7 from Libro II

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccatas & Partitas. Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord. San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Glossa, 2012. GCD 921514.

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Il secondo libro di toccate, 1637. Marco Vitale, organ. Incipit Records, 2006. ICP 06001.

For a performance by the author, click here.

For a performance on the organ by Lorenzo Antinori, click here (video).

21. Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Suite 3 in A minor

Protégée of the Sun King: Music by Jacquet de La Guerre. Frances Conover Fitch, harpsichord. Baton Rouge: Centaur, 2005. CRC 2781/2782.

Sonates pour le viollon (1707). Byron Schenkman, harpsichord. Berkeley: Wildboar, 1996. WLBR 9601

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Harpsichord Suites Nos. 1–6. Elizabeth Farr, harpsichord. Naxos 8.557654-55 (2005).

Elliot Figg

Performances by the author:

a. Prélude
b. Allemande
c. [1ère] Courante
d. Sarabande
e. Gigue (mm. 1–5 only)

22. Dietrich Buxtehude: Praeludium in A Minor, BuxWV 153

Dieterich Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works Vol. 7. Harald Vogel, organ (Hamburg, St. Jacobi, by Schnitger). Detmold: Dabringhaus und Grimm, 2001. MDG 314 0427-2.

The Arp Schnidtger Organ at the St. Cosmae Church in Stade. Jacques van Oortmerssen, organ. Nippon Columbia, 1982, 1985. CM-7492 Denon

Piet Kee plays Bach & Buxtehude on the newly restored organ of St. Laurens, Alkmaar. Piet Kee, organ. Colchester: Chandos, 1989. CHAN 0501 Chandos; EBRD 0501 Chandos

Die authentische Orgel. Gustav Leonhardt, organ. Hamburg: RCA Red Seal, 1982. RL 30852 RCA Red Seal

Online recordings:

Rainer Oster (organ by Arp Schnitger, Hamburg—score video only!)

Peter van der Zwaag (video, Baroque organ)

23. Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 860, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Das wohltemperierte Clavier. Davitt Moroney, harpsichord. [Arles, France]: Harmonia Mundi France, 1988. HMC 901285.88

Johann Sebastian Bach: Das wohltemperierte Clavier: Praludien und Fugen: Teil 1. Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord. Hamburg : Archiv, 1984. 413 439-2 Archiv Produktion; 413 440-2 Archiv Produktion; 413 441-2 Archiv Produktion; 413 442-2 Archiv Produktion; 413 443-2 Archiv Produktion; 413 439-1 Archiv Produktion

Each movement performed by the author:


25. François Couperin: Vignt-unième ordre

François Couperin: Quatrième livre de clavecin. Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord. Arles : Harmonia Mundi France, 1989. HMA 190359

François Couperin: Quatrième livre: Vingtième, vingt-unième, vingt-deuxième & vingt-troisième ordres. Blandine Verlet, harpsichord. [France]: Astree Auvidis, 1989. E 7760 Astree Auvidis; 7760 Astree

François Couperin: Quatrième livre de pièces de clavecin. Olivier Baumont, harpsichord. [France]: Musifrance, 1992. 2292-45824-2 Musifrance; 45824 Erato

Performed by the author:

La reine des cœurs
La Couperin

26. Salamone Rossi: Sonata sopra La Bergamasca

La Golferamma: Musica Italiana, 1600–1650. Le Concert Brisé; William Dongois, dir. Accent, 2002. ACC10402.

Rossi and his Circle: Italian String Music of the Late Renaissance. Rebel Consort; Jörg-Michael Schwarz, dir. PGM 118 (Dorian 93184).

Online recording:

Seattle Baroque Soloists (video)

27. Biagio Marini: Sonata variata for violin and continuo

Marini: Curiose e moderne inventioni. Romanesca; Andrew Manze, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 1997. HMX 2907175

Biagio Marini: Opus 8, Con curiose e moderne inventioni. CordArte. Goseck: Raumklang (Bayerischer Rundfunk), 2004. RK 2306

Stradella [et al.]: Early Italian Violin Sonatas. Convivium (Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, et al.) London: Hyperion, 1998. CDA66985 Hyperion; 66985 Hyperion Records

Online recording:

Capriccio Stravagante


Neyza Copa

28. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata 5 in E minor for violin and continuo (1681)

Biber: Violin Sonatas, 1681 [et al.]. Ensemble Sonnerie; Monica Hugget, violin. Gaudeamus, 2001. GAUD 203.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas (1681). Gunar Letzbor, violin. Pan Classics, 2011. New Pan 10245.

Biber: Violin Sonatas. Andrew Manze, violin; Romanesca. Los Angeles: Harmonia Mundi USA, 1994. HMX 2907344.45

Online recording:

Augusta McKay Lodge (violin) with Keiran Campbell (cello), Adam Cockerham (theorbo), and Elliot Figg (harpsichord) (video)

29. Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata in C for violin and continuo, op. 5, no. 3

Corelli’s Band: Violin Sonatas. Naxos, 2020. 8.574239. Augusta McKay Lodge (violin) with Ezra Seltzer (cello), Adam Cockerham (theorbo), and Elliot Figg (harpsichord).

Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5. Andrew Manze, violin. Harmonia Mundi, 2003. HMU 907298.99

Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas op. 5. Trio Sonnerie. London: Virgin Classics, 1990. VCD 5 45078 2

Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas, op. 5. The Locatelli Trio (Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin; Paul Nicholson, harpsichord, organ; Richard Tunnicliffe, cello). London: Hyperion, 1990. CDA 66381-CDA 66382 Hyperion

Arcangelo Corelli: Trio Sonatas. London Baroque; Charles Medlam, dir. Köln: EMI, 1987. CDC 7 47965 2 EMI; CDC-47965 EMI

Online videos:

Daniel Lee

Vera Otasek (on-the-shoulder playing)

Augusta McKay Lodge (video, movements 1 and 2)

Augusta McKay Lodge (video: a different performance of movement 1)

30. Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in D for trumpet, strings, and continuo, G. 8

Torelli: Concertos. Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage, dir. Colchester: Chandos, 2005. CHAN 0716

The same recording, online

31. Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, “Christmas”

Arcangelo Corelli: Opera VI—Concerto Grossi, concerti 7–12. Modo Antiquo; Federico Maria Sardelli, dir. Tactus, 2004. TC 650308.

Twelve Concerti Grossi, Op. 6. Brandenburg Consort; Roy Goodman, dir. London: Hyperion, 1993. Hyperion CDA66741

Concerti grossi op. 6. Ensemble 415; Chiara Bianchini, dir. Saint-Michel de Provence: Harmonia Mundi France, 1992. HMC 901406.07

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti grossi, op. 6. La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken, dir. Freiburg: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1990. 77007-2-RG

Online videos:

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Musica Amphion

32. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in E for violin, strings, and continuo, op. 3, no. 12 (R. 265)

Vivaldi: L’estro armonico. Jeanne Lamon, violin; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Analekta, 2007. AN 2 9834.

Antonio Vivaldi: L’Estro armonico op. 3, vol. 2. Accademia Bizantina; Ottavio Dantone, dir. Arts Music, 2002. ARTS 47647-8.

Vivaldi: L’estro armonico. Federico Guglielmo, violin; L’Arte dell’Arco; Christopher Hogwood, dir. Chandos, 2002. CHAN0689-90

Antonio Vivaldi: L’estro armonico, op. 3. The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, dir. Hamburg: Archiv Produktion, 1987. Archiv Produktion: 423 094-1/2/4

Online recording:

Accademia Bizantina (first movement)
same (second movement)
same (third movement)

33. Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F, BWV 1047

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos. Academy of Ancient Music; Richard Egarr, dir. Harmonia Mundi, 2009. HMU 807461.62.

J. S. Bach: The Six Brandenburg Concertos [et al.]. Apollo’s Fire; Jeannette Sorrell, dir. Avie Records, 2010. AV 2207.

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Friedrich von der Goltz (violin). DVD, filmed in the Cöthen castle where Bach may have first performed these works. Image Entertainment, 2000. ID0663EIDVD

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Concertos BWV 1060, 1062, 1064. Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, dir. London: Editions de Oiseau-Lyre, [1997], 1985. 455 700-2 (455 701-2–455 702-2) Editions de Oiseau-Lyre

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 ; Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 ; Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C major, BWV 1066. Musica Antiqua Köln; Reinhard Goebel, dir. Hamburg : Polydor International, 1996. Archiv Produktion, 447287-2.

Online recording:

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (video)

Part 2: Examples in Music of the Baroque (third edition)

Listed below are recordings of the complete works from which excerpts are given as examples in the textbook and anthology. Click here for a separate list of audio files for the examples themselves. See above for Selections in the anthology.

Example 3.1. Luzzaschi, La Primavera

Virtuoso Italian Vocal Music. Catherine Bott; New London Consort; Philip Pickett, dir. London: L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1988. 417 260-2 L’Oiseau-Lyre

The Secret Music of Luzzascho Luzzaschi. Musica Secreta (Deborah Roberts, Tessa Bonner, Suzie Leblanc, sopranos, et al.). Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., England: Amon Ra (distributed by Qualiton Imports), 1992. CD-SAR 58 Amon Ra

Online recording:

Salome Sandoval (video, accompanying herself on lute)

Example 3.2. Cavalieri, Godi turba mortal, from Intermedio VI for La Pellegrina

La Pellegrina: IOntermedii 1589. Capriccio Stravagante; Collegium Vocale Gent; Skip Sempé, dir. Paradizo, 2007. PA 0004.

La Pellegrin: Music for the Wedding of Ferdinando de’ Medici and Christine de Lorraine. Huelgas Ensemble; Paul van Nevel, dir. Sony Vivarte, 1998

Una “Stravaganza” dei Medici [sound recording]: Intermedi (1589) per “La pellegrina.” Tessa Bonner, Emma Kirkby, Emily van Evera, sopranos; Nigel Rogers, tenor; Taverner Consort; Taverner Choir; Taverner Players; Andrew Parrott, dir. [England?] : EMI, 1988. CDC 7 47998 2 EMI; 747998-2 EMI

Staged videos:

USC-Thornton Baroque (“Godi” begins at 5:17)
Taverner Consort (an older but more historically orientated performance; “Godi” begins at 5:38)

Example 4.1. Monteverdi, Lamento della ninfa

Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa. Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir. Naïve, 2008. NAI 30465

Online videos:

Pinchgut Opera
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (example begins at 1:08)

Examples 4.2–3. Monteverdi, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Monteverdi: Combattimento di Tancredi & Clorinda. Akademia Ensemble; Françoise Laserre, dir. Zig Zag Territoires, 2005. ZZT 051003

Monteverdi: Ottavo libro dei madrigali. Vol. II. Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir. Paris: Opus 111, 1998. OPS 30-196

Claudio Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Lamento d’Arianna; Lamento d’Olimpia. Nigel Rogers, tenor; Musica Antiqua Köln. Hamburg: Polydor International, 1981. Archiv Produktion 415 296-2; ARC-415296-2 Deutsche Grammophon

Online recording:

Ensemble Alraune (video, staged in historical style)
Les Arts Florissants (concert video)
Nederlandse Opera (staged video)

Examples 4.4–6. Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea. DVD. Anne Sofie von Otter;, Mireille Delunsch; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Marc Minkowski, dir. Bel Air Classiques, 2006.

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea. Arleen Auger, Sarah Leonard, sopranos; Della Jones, Linda Hirst, mezzo-sopranos; James Bowman, countertenor; Gregory Reinhart, bass ; supporting soloists; City of London Baroque Sinfonia; Richard Hickox, conductor. London: Virgin Classics, 1990. 7243 5 45082 2 6 Virgin Classics; 7243 5 45083 2 5 Virgin Classics; 7243 5 45084 2 4 Virgin Classics; 7243 5 45085 2 3 Virgin Classics; VCT 5 45082 2 Virgin Classics; CDCC 5 45082 2 Virgin Classics; 5 45082 2 Virgin Classics; 5 45083 2 Virgin Classics; 5 45084 2 Virgin Classics; 5 45085 2 Virgin Classics

Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea: opera in un prologo e tre atti. Carmen Balthrop, Judith Nelson, sopranos; Andrea Bierbaum, Carolyn Watkinson, mezzo-sopranos; Henri Ledroit, countertenor; Ulrik Cold, bass; Il Complesso Barocco; Alan Curtis, dir. Italy: Fonit Cetra Italia, 1994. CDC 76 Fonit Cetra

Online recording:

La Venexiana (video of the complete opera)

Example 4.7. Cavalli, Giasone

Cavalli: Il Giasone. Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradić, Robin Johannsen; Vlaamse Opera; Federico Maria Sardelli, dir. Dynamic, 2010. CDS 663/1–3. Also released on DVD

Online recording:

Catherine Dubosc, René Jacobs (audio, with modern orchestration)
Federico Maria Sardelli (video, incantation scene—not the present example)

Example 5.2. Purcell, Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Judith Rees, sopranos; Jantina Noorman, mezzo-soprano; David Thomas, bass-baritone; Taverner Choir; Taverner Players; Andrew Parrott, dir. London: Chandos Records, 1981. CHAN 8306

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Maria Ewing and Rebecca Evans, sopranos; Sally Burgess, mezzo-soprano; Karl Daymond, baritone; Collegium Musicum 90; Richard Hickox, dir. Colchester: Chandos Records, 1995. CHAN 0586 Chandos Records; Chandos. CHAN 0586

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Guillemette Laurens, Jill Feldman, Philippe Cantor; Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. Saint-Michel de Provence: Harmonia Mundi, 1986. HMC 905173

Online recording:

Emma Kirkby (concert video)

Example 6.1. Guédron, Vous que le bonheur rappelle

Robert Dowland: A Musicall Banquet (1610). Consort of Musicke; Anthony Rooley, dir. London: Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1979. Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 555

online recordings:

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas
Andreas Scholl

Example 7.1   G. Gabrieli, Ego sum qui sum

online recording:

Complesso Vocale

The opening of this work is similar (but not identical) to the setting of the same text by Andrea Gabrieli, uncle of the composer. A performance of Andrea’s setting by an unidentified ensemble is available online here.

Example 7.2. Gabrieli, Canzon III septimi toni (1597)

Giovanni Gabrieli: The Canzonas and sonatas from Sacrae Symphoniae 1597. His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Timothy Roberts, dir. Hyperion, 1997. CDA66908.

Online recording:

Green Mountain Project (video)

Example 7.3. Gabrieli, Sonata con tre violini (1615)

The Feast of San Rocco, Venice, 1608. La Capella Ducale; Musica Fiata Köln; Roland Wilson, dir. New York: Sony Classical, 1995. S2K 66254 Sony Classical; 64591 Sony Classical; 64592 Sony Classical

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzonas; Sonatas; Motets. Taverner Consort, Choir and Players; Andrew Parrott, dir. Hayes, Middlesex: EMI, 1991. EMI Classics D135132

Venice preserv’d. Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, sopranos; Nigel Rogers, tenor; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, dir. London: Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, [1990], 1980. 425 891-2 Oiseau-Lyre; 425891 Oiseau-Lyre

Online recording:

Zohar Alon et al. (video)

Example 7.4. Schütz, Herr, neige deine Himmel

Schütz: Symphoniae sacrae II. Musica Fiata; Roland Wilson, dir. Sony, 1997. Vivarte 68261.

Schütz: Symphoniae sacrae, op. 10. Richard Wistreich, Stephen Varcoe, basses; The Purcell Quartet. Colchester: Chandos, 1994. CHAN 0566/7

Online recording:

Ricercar Ensemble

Examples 7.5–6. Lalande, De profundis

Michel-Richard de Lalande: Regina coeli, De profundis, Cantate Domino. Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, dir. London: ASV (Academy Sound and Vision), 1995. CD GAU 141 (Gaudeamus)

De Lalande: De profundis [et al.]. Choir of New College Oxford; Edward Higginbottom, dir. Erato

Online recording:

Ensemble Pygmalion

Example 8.1. Rameau, Laboravi clamans

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Grands motets. Chœurs et Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale; Philippe Herreweghe, dir. Saint-Michel de Provence: Harmonia Mundi, 1982. HM 1078

Online recording:


Example 8.3. Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie. Les Arts Florissants; William Christie, dir. Erato, 2012. Erato 2564 66305-2.

Jean Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie. Solistes du Studio Versailles Opéra; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Marc Minkowski, dir. Hamburg: Deutsche Grammophon, 1995. 445 853-2 Archiv Produkution

Online recording:

Concert d’Astrée (video, Paris Opera, trio des Parques)

Example 9.6. Handel, Lotario

Handel: Lotario. Il Complesso Barocco. Alan Curtis, dir. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2004.

Online video:

Laurence Cummings (complete opera; this example at 1:36:35)

Example 9.7. Franz Wenzel Habermann, Missa III from Philomela pia

Example 10.1a. Anonymous variations on a ceccona (chaconne) for archlute, from a manuscript partly in the hand of the composer and lutenist Andrea Falconieri

Example 10.1b. Passacalli passeggiati (harmonic pattern for a passacaglia) for guitar, from Giovanni Ambrosio Colonna, Intavolatura di chitarra alla spagnuola

Example 10.2a. Kapsberger, Passacaglia in D minor for theorbo, from Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitar[r]one

Online videos:

Ferran Pisà
Francesca Benetti (accompanied by birds)

Example 10.2b. Francesco Corbetta, Passachaglie in F for guitar, from Vari capricii

There seem to be no online recordings of this work, but click here a video of a similar composition by Corbetta, played on five-course Baroque guitar

Example 10.3. Ennemond Gaultier, Courante “L’immortelle,” mm. 1–12

See under Selection 19 in Part 1.

Example 10.4. Giovanni Gabrieli, Intonazione del secondo tono (complete)

Online recording:

Steven Devine

Example 10.5. Frescobaldi, Partite sopra l’Aria della Romanesca

Frescobaldi: Toccate d’intavolatura di cimbalo et organo. Libro primo. Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord and organ. [Metz]: Arcana, 1993. A 904 Arcana; A 51 Arcana; A 52 Arcana

Online recording:

Julius Lorscheider

Example 10.6. D’Anglebert, Passacaille from Armide

Jean-Henri d’Anglebert: Pièces de clavecin. Arthur Haas, harpsichord. Wildboar

Pièces de Jean-Baptiste Lully elaborées pour clavecin par Jean-Henry d’Anglebert. Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord. Arles: Harmonia Mundi France, 1987. HMC 901267 Harmonia Mundi France

Online video:

Ayumi Nakagawa

Example 10.7. Froberger, Meditation sur ma mort future, from Suite 20 in D

J. J. Froberger: Pour passer la mélancolie (Froberger Edition, vol. 4). Bob van Asperen, harpsichord. 2004. Aeolus AE10074

Johann Jakob Froberger: The Complete Keyboard Works, vol. 4. Richard Egarr, harpsichord. Globe GLO-6025

Online recordings:

Gustav Leonhardt (1962)

Performed  by the author:
a. allemande
b. gigue
c. courante
d. sarabande

Example 10.8. Jacquet de La Guerre, Suite in A minor, prélude, opening (possible performance)

See under Selection 21 in Part 1.

Example 10.9. Jacquet de La Guerre, Suite in A minor

See under Selection 21 in Part 1.

Example 11.1a. Johann Hermann Schein, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, four-part chorale setting from Cantional (1627)

Example 11.1b. Buxtehude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208

Intégrale de l’œuvre d’orgue. René Saorgin, organ. Saint-Michel de Provence: Harmonia Mundi, 197-. HM 505(7).

Buxtehude: Œuvres pour orgue. Marie-Claire Alain, organ. [France]: Erato, 1988. ECD 75370 Erato; ECD 74371 Erato; ECD 74372 Erato; ECD 75373

Online recording:

Mario Hosbach-Martini (Schnitger organ, Hamburg, 1688)

Examples 11.2a and 11.2b. Rameau, Les trois mains and L’Egyptienne

Werke für Cembalo. Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord. Archiv, p1977. 2710 020 (2533 352-2533 354) Archiv

Online videos:

Isadora Kuzmanovic (Les trois mains, showing hands only)
Isadora Kuzmanovic (L’egyptienne)

Example 11.3. Domenico Scarlatti, Sonatas in A, K. 181 and 182

Domenico Scarlatti: L’œuvre pour clavier. Scott Ross, harpsichord and organ. France: Erato, p1988. 2292-45309-2 Erato; ECD 75401 Erato; 45309 Erato

Online recording:

Scott Ross (K. 181)
Pieter-Jan Belder (K. 182)

Example 12.1a. Castello, Sonata terza a 2 from Sonate concertate, book 2

Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, libro secondo. Musica Fiorita; Daniela Dolci, dir. Bologna: Tactus, 2006. TC 590301

Online recording:

La Fenice

Example 12.1b. Castello, Sonata ottava a 2, from Sonate concertate, book 1

Dario Castello; Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonate concertate in stil moderno. Johall Hoolway, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jane Gower. ECM New Series, 2012. ECM 2106.

Online recording:

Gregorio Carraro et al.

Example 12.2. Salamone Rossi, Sonata in dialogo La Viena

Rossi and His Circle. REBEL (Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Karen Marie Marmer, violins; Susie Napper, violoncello; Eric Milnes, harpsichord, organ; Mike Fentross, chitarrone, Baroque guitar). New York: Dorian, 1999. DOR-93184 Dorian

Musique judeo-baroque. The Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 1979. HMA 1901021

Online video:

Franciska Hajdu et al.

Example 12.3. Castello, Sonata decima a 3, from Sonate concertate, book 2

Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, libro secondo. Musica Fiorita; Daniela Dolci, dir. Bologna: Tactus, 2006. TC 590301

The Floating City: Sonatas, Canzonas, and Dances By Two of Monteverdi’s Contemporaries. His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. London: Hyperion, 1997. CDA 67013

Online video:

Croatian Baroque Ensemble

Example 12.4. Michel de La Barre, Première Sonate, from Troisième livre des trio

En trio: French Baroque Trio Sonatas for Two Flutes and Basse Continue. The Hannoverian Ensemble. MSR Classics

Online recording (from the above CD)

Example 12.5a. Quantz, Sonata in G minor for flute and keyboard, QV 2: 35

Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Sonatas. Mary Oleskiewicz, flute; David Schulenberg, harpsichord. Budapest: Hungaroton, 2011. HCD 32617

Online recording (a different movement, from the above CD)

Example 12.5b. Quantz, Quartet in E minor for flute, violin, viola, and continuo, QV 4: 9

Johann Joachim Quantz: Six Flute Quartets. Mary Oleskiewicz, flute; Elizabeth Field, violin; Daniel Elyar, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello; David Schulenberg, harpsichord. Hungaroton 32286

Online video:

Gwyn Roberts et al.

Example 6. J. S. Bach, Sonata in A for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015

Online video:

Monica Huggett, Bradley Brookshire

Example 12.7a. Marini, Sonata IV per sonar con due corde per violino solo, from Sonate, op. 8

Marini: Curiose e moderne inventioni. Romanesca; Andrew Manze, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 1997. HMX 2907175

Biagio Marini: Opus 8, Con curiose e moderne inventioni. CordArte. Goseck: Raumklang (Bayerischer Rundfunk), 2004. RK 2306

In stile moderno: The Fantastic Style in Early Seventeenth-Century Italy. Ingrid Matthews, violin; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord. San Francisco: Wildboar, 1995 (distribution: Harmonia Mundi USA). WLBR9512

Online video:

Les Barocudas

Example 12.7b. J. S. Bach, Sonata 2 in A minor for unaccompanied violin, BWV 1003

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Jaap Schröder. Naxos.

J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas. Monica Huggett. Virgin Veritas

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Elizabeth Wallfisch. Hyperion.

Online video:

Shunske Sato (the fugue, our example, starts at 4:27)

Example 12.8. Marco Uccellini, Sonata 18 a doi violini, from Sonate, book 4 (Modena, 1645)

Uccellini: “La bergamesca.” The Arcadian Academy; Nicholas McGegan, dir. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 1993. HMX 2907066

Online recording:

Il Giardino Armonico (our example at 3:50)

Examples 12.9–10. Biber, “Mystery” Sonatas 10 and 11

Biber: The Mystery of the Rosary. Andrew Manze, violin; Richard Egarr, harpsichord. Harmonia Mundi, 2004. HMU 907321.22.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Rosenkranz-Sonaten. Musica Antiqua Köln (Reinhard Goebel, violin, et al.). Hamburg : Archiv Produktion, p1991. Archiv Produktion 431 656-2; Archiv Produktion 431 657-2; Archiv Produktion 431 658-2; 431656 Archiv

Online recording:

Rachel Podger (Sonata 10 = Example 12.9)
Rachel Podger (Sonata 11, Example 12.10 at about 6:00)

Examples 12.11–12. Corelli, Sonata in D, op. 2, no. 1

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonatas for Strings. Vol. 1. The Purcell Quartet. London: Chandos, p1991. CHAN 0516

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonate da camera op. 2; Sonate da camera op. 4. London Baroque (Ingrid Seifert, Richard Gwilt, violins; Charles Medlam, violoncello; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord). Arles: Harmonia Mundi France, p1991. HMC 901342-HMC 901343

Online recording:

Musica Amphion

Unidentified performers (score video)

Example 14.1. Pergolesi, duet “Per te ho nel core” from the opera Flaminio (1735)

Pergolesi: La serva padrona. Maddalena Bonifaccio, sop.; Siegmund Nimsgern, bass; Collegium Aureum. Freiburg: Harmonia Mundi, 1969. 77184-2-RC Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Online videos:

Barrocade Ensemble (concert performance, with Hebrew subtitles)
Manuela Cucuccio, Salvo Disca (staged)

Example 14.2. Domenico Alberti, Sonata in E♭, second movement, mm. 1–4

Example 14.3. Johann Adolpf Hasse, Cleofide

J.A. Hasse: Cleofide. Emma Kirkby, Agnes Mellon, Randall K. Wong, sopranos; Derek Lee Ragin, Dominique Visse, David Cordier, altos; Cappella Coloniensis; William Christie, dir. Königsdorf: Capriccio, 1987. 10 139/96 Capriccio; 10 193 Capriccio; 10 194 Capriccio; 10 195 Capriccio; 10 196 Capriccio

Online recording:

Derek Lee Ragin (from the above CD)

Example 14.4–6. Telemann, Nouveaux quatuors, no. 6

Paris Quartets. Wilbert Hazelzet, flute; Trio Sonnerie. London: Virgin Classics, 1992. 91450 Virgin

G. P. Telemann: Quatuors parisiens, Vol. 2. Pariser Quartett (Gérard Scharapan, flute, et al.). Adda (distributed by Qualiton), 1988. 581037 Adda

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerti, Quartets, and Trios in the French and Italian Manner [sic]. Aulos Ensemble. Tinton Falls, NJ: Musical Heritage Society, 1981. MHS 4477 Musical Heritage Society

Online recordings:

Les Ambassadeurs (ex. 14.4)
Ensemble Florilegium (ex. 14.5)
Ensemble Florilegium (ex. 14.6)

Example 14.7. C. P. E. Bach, “Württemberg” Sonata no. 1 in A minor, W. 49/1

C. P. E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, vol. 16: “Württemberg Sonatas (I).” Miklós Spányi, clavichord. BIS 1423.

C. P. E. Bach: Sechs Württemburgische Sonaten. Bob van Asperen, harpsichord. Elektra/Wea, 1993 (= Teldec 9031-77623-2, 1978?).

Click below for concert performances by the author; both performances incorporate the author’s embellishments (varied reprises) for repeated sections; the two different cadenzas used in the slow movement are both by C.P.E. Bach.

performed by the author on clavichord (Boston Clavichord Society, Cambridge, Mass., April 19, 2009):

I. Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai

performed by the author on harpsichord (Boston Early Music Festival, Boston, June 12, 2009):

I. Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai

Examples 14.8–10. C. P. E. Bach, Concerto in D minor, W. 23

C. P. E. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos. Miklós Spányi, harpsichord; Concerto Armonico. Budapest: Hungaroton, 1989. HCD 31159

C. Ph. E. Bach: Concerti Wq 46; Wq 23; Wq 165. Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord; Collegium Aureum. Freiburg: Harmonia Mundi, 1988. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Editio Classica 77061-2-RG

concert performance (solo part played by the author) at Wagner College, Oct. 15, 2014:

I. Allegro
II. Poco andante
III. Allegro assai