Music Books


Berck, Heinz (*1931): Die Viola d’Amore

Berck, Heinz (*1931): Die Viola d’Amore

Product.Nr.: BE01

History, construction, artistic designing, repertoire, methodology, literature, edited by Heinz Berck. A comprehensive compendium about the Viola d’Amore. With numerous illustrations, 250 p. Published by the author.

38,50 EUR

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CHRISTOUT, Marie-Francoise: Le Ballet de Cour au XVIIe siècle

CHRISTOUT, Marie-Francoise: Le Ballet de Cour au XVIIe siècle

Product.Nr.: MI21

The Ballet de Cour in the 17th century, Iconographie Musicale, ISBN 2-8266-0812-6, Buch, Rest-Exemplare, Sonderpreis, Minkoff

29,80 EUR

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Engelke, Ulrike: Music and Language

Engelke, Ulrike: Music and Language

Product.Nr.: AG01

Interpretation of Early Music According to Traditional Rules
Revised and enlarged new edition. "Music and Language" combines with many practical examples the most important historical knowledge for the interpretation of early music. So it offers to all instrumentalists and singers a well-founded guidance on interpretation. After an introduction to the Menusuralnotation major textbooks (15th to 18th century) for the diminution, articulation, vibrato and declamation are summarized and provide information about the performance style of that time. The chapter "Melody as Musical Speech (Mattheson)" and "Tempo Relations of Canzonas by Frescobaldi, Castello and Fontana" round off the essay with a historical review and practical examples. For the most authentic reproduction of early music, this book is indispensable.
214 pages, bilingual (d-engl), (ISBN: 978-3-89688-479-4)

39,00 EUR

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Erhardt, Martin (*1983): Improvisation mit Ostinatobässen (16.-18. Jh.)

Erhardt, Martin (*1983): Improvisation mit Ostinatobässen (16.-18. Jh.)

Product.Nr.: EW821

Teaching material for experimentation in lessons, ensemble, and private study for all instruments

2 play-along CDs (in 415 and 440 Hz)
148 pages, German

An english translation (EW 905) by Milo Machover is also available.


At long last, a method for improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque music that is recommended by leading musicians and teachers, including Michael Schneider and Maurice van Lishout. The book provides an excellent overview - and vividly conveys the paths to "freer" music making - that is helpful not only for specialists, but also for amateurs.

„This is a useful book, rather more thorough than the usual instruction.“ EARLY MUSIC REVIEW (GB), 10/201413

„Auf den ersten Blick scheint Martin Erhardts gerade erschienenes Buch ähnlichen Inhalts [50 Baroque Standards, Fuzeau] zu sein. Doch stellt sich bald heraus, dass der Autor ... in vieler Hinsicht weit über die Veröffentlichung von Boquet und Rébours hinausgeht ... Das Buch ist ein Geschenk für alle, die Alte Musik machen, ein ‚must have’ für jeden, der Musiksprachen der Vergangenheit auch unabhängig von gedruckten Notentexten ‚sprechen’ lernen will.“ Prof. Michael Schneider in TIBIA, 1/2012

„Eine hervorragende Idee ist die beiliegende Mitspiel-CD, auf der .... Beispiele für die besprochenen Bassmodelle eingespielt sind, über denen der improvisationsfreudige Instrumentalist sein Können erproben kann. Na, dann los!“ DAS ORCHESTER, 2/2012

29,80 EUR

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Erhardt, Martin (*1983): Upon a Ground – Improvisation on Ostinato Basses (16th-18th c.)

Erhardt, Martin (*1983): Upon a Ground – Improvisation on Ostinato Basses (16th-18th c.)

Product.Nr.: EW905

A hands-on guide for use in class, in a group or alone. For all instruments.

2 play-along CDs (415 and 440 Hz)
148 pages, english
Translation by Milo Machover

English Translation of EW 821 "Improvisation mit Ostinatobässen aus dem 16.bis 18. Jahrhundert"


At long last, a method for improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque music that is recommended by leading musicians and teachers, including Michael Schneider and Maurice van Lishout. The book provides an excellent overview - and vividly conveys the paths to "freer" music making - that is helpful not only for specialists, but also for amateurs.

„This is a useful book, rather more thorough than the usual instruction.“ EARLY MUSIC REVIEW (GB), 10/2014

„Dieses Werk ist eine sehr fundierte, methodisch durchdachte und motivierende Anleitung, die nicht zuletzt durch die musikalisch inspirierende Mitspiel-CD einlädt zu einer umfangreichen Ostinato-Jam-Session.“ WINDKANAL, 4/2013

29,80 EUR

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Hotteterre, Jacques (1674-1763): L’Art de Préluder

Hotteterre, Jacques (1674-1763): L’Art de Préluder

Product.Nr.: EW815

sur la flûte traversiere, sur la flûte à bec, sur le hautbois et autres instruments de dessus, Paris 1719, translated and edited by Dagmar Wilgo. This German translation of Hotteterre’s famous improvisation method, which is based on the original Old-French text, provides also violinists, oboists, and traverso players with valuable information concerning the performance practice of the High Baroque. 112 pages, landscape format.

26,50 EUR

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Hotteterre, Jacques (1674–1763): Principes de la Flûte Traversière

Hotteterre, Jacques (1674–1763): Principes de la Flûte Traversière

Product.Nr.: EW924

ou la Flûte d'Allemange. De la Flûte à Bec, ou Flûte douce, et du Haut-Bois, Paris 1707. As commented German translation from the French with introduction and summary and fingering charts for flute, recorder, and oboe, edited by Karl Kaiser. 92 pages. A Vademecum for flutists!

24,50 EUR

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Klaus, Sabine: Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte besaiteter Tasteninstrumente bis etwa 1830

Klaus, Sabine: Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte besaiteter Tasteninstrumente bis etwa 1830

Product.Nr.: SK01

Tübinger Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft Nr. 16. This book deals in detail with piano construction up to 1830, and above all with that of the fortepiano. It is based on a detailed evaluation of the holdings of Munich’s Municipal Museum. The data of the four catalogue volumes is summarized and analyzed. Taking into account contemporary sources on piano construction, the development lines above all of the English and South-German fortepiano are worked out and brought into relationship to the clavichords and harpsichords that preceded it. Besides the most pertinent biographical data of the instrument makers, a unique glossary of the most important terminology from the field of instrument making is included in the extensive appendix. Reduced remainders (original € 68.00), linen, 443 pages, Verlag Hans Schneider

21,80 EUR

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Klaus, Sabine: Trumpets and Other High Brass - Ways to Expand the Harmonic Series, Vol. 2

Klaus, Sabine: Trumpets and Other High Brass - Ways to Expand the Harmonic Series, Vol. 2

Product.Nr.: NMM02

Volume 2: Slide-, Invention-, and Keyed Trumpets, Cornetti and Serpents, Keyed Bugles

Book series in 5 volumes by Sabine Katharina Klaus. This magnificent series describes the history of the trumpet with numerous images of instruments from the Utley Collection and other leading instrument collections. Each volume includes a DVD that illustrates instruments from the Utley Collection played by leading instrumentalists – the ideal present for brass players. Published by the National Music Museum, Vermillion.

Hardcover-edition in English, 332 pages

99,80 EUR

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Klaus, Sabine: Trumpets and other High Brass –<br>Instruments of the Single Harmonic Series, Vol 3

Klaus, Sabine: Trumpets and other High Brass –
Instruments of the Single Harmonic Series, Vol 3

Product.Nr.: NMM03

The Development of Valves for Brasswind Instruments

The beautiful five-volume book series by Sabine Katharina Klaus is continued with this richly illustrated volume 3. With over 800 colour photographs and numerous drawings, it shows the intricate development of valves for brasswind instruments worldwide, from the beginnings to the early twentieth century. Key documents related to the invention of valves for brass instruments in Berlin are published for the first time in the German original and in English translation. A DVD showcases selected instruments from the Utley Collection, played by renowned trumpeters. This is essential reading for the brass player! Hardcover-edition in English, 428 pages

120,00 EUR

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