A Treasury of Early Music — Haydn Society Records
A Treasury of Early Music


Haydn Society Records






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Hartford: Haydn Society Records

1959








Volume 1


Music of the Middle Ages















A TREASURY OF EARLY MUSIC

An Anthology of Masterworks
of
The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, and The Baroque

Compiled and Edited
with notes by
CARL PARRISH
Under the Direction of
MOGENS WOLDIKE

Recorded in conjunction with
W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.





A Treasury of Early Music is a rich collection of fifty pieces of music illustrating the development of musical style from the early middle ages to the middle of the eighteenth century. The selections have been carefully chosen first because they illustrate some important step in the evolution of musical style, and second because they are intrinsically interesting and beautiful pieces of music. Whenever possible, complete musical compositions or sections of compositions which in themselves form complete musical units are given. Each piece fills in a detail in the picture of the development of European music, from the first, which illustrates one of the four great Western liturgies, to the last, a chef d'oeuvre from the realm of Baroque comic opera. Some of the examples are published here for the first time.

Dr. Parrish is professor of music at Vassar College, and coeditor with John F. Ohl of the companion volume Masterpieces of Music Before 1750.

A set of three LP records containing all the compositions in the Masterpieces book is also available on the Haydn Society label. Their titles are:

"Gregorian Chant to the 16th Century"  (HSE-9038 )
"The 16th and 17th Centuries"  (HSE-9039)
"The 17th and 18th Centuries"  (HSE-9040)








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