New Historical Anthology of Music by Women

New Historical Anthology of Music by Women

James R. Briscoe, ed.
Foreword by Susan McClary
Distribution: World
Publication date: 7/20/2004
Format: paper 536 pages, 55 figures, 1 bibliog.
9.5 x 10.5
ISBN: 978-0-253-21683-0
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“In this new edition of Historical Anthology of Music by Women, Briscoe offers an indispensable resource for our own moment. . . . He has commissioned new biographical and critical essays by leading musicologists such as Thomas J. Mathiesen, Elizabeth Aubrey, Suzanne Cusick, Ellen Rosand, and Mark Everist, thus making the most recent interpretations of these women and their music easily available for the classroom.” —from the Foreword by Susan McClary

New Historical Anthology of Music by Women updates the extremely popular collection with 55 compositions by 46 women composers from the ancient Greeks to the present. Each work is introduced by an informative essay by a specialist in the field, with recommendations for further reading, listening, and performing. Historical scores have been transcribed into modern notation for ease of use, and the works represent a wide variety of genres, including solo songs, chamber music, piano music, and orchestral scores. Composers include Sappho, Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. The anthology includes a foreword by Susan McClary, the leading scholar on women’s music. New Historical Anthology of Music by Women is supplemented by an expanded 3-CD set featuring newly commissioned recordings.

Contributors: Elizabeth Aubrey, Laura Barceló-Lastra, Melissa Blakesly, Adrienne Fried Block, Marcia J. Citron, Suzanne Cusick, David Gordon Duke, Susan Erickson, Mark Everist, Jill Munroe Fankhauser, Annegret Fauser, Nancy Fierro, Susan M. Filler, Barbara Garvey Jackson, Bryony Jones, Michael Klaper, Carolyn Lindeman, Roberta Lindsey, Thomas J. Mathiesen, Hidemi Matsushita, Susan McClary, Sharon Mirchandani, Craig B. Parker, Karin Pendle, Barbara A. Petersen, Martin Picker, Janet Pollack, Caroline Potter, Nancy B. Reich, Ellen Rosand, Judith Rosen, and Diane Touliatos-Milesis.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Susan McClary
Further Reference
1. Sappho
"On the throne of many hues, Immortal Aphrodite," "The sweet melody of reed pipe and [kithara] mingled"
2. Kassia
"Augustus, the Monarch," "The Fallen Woman"
3. Hildegard von Bingen
"O virgo ac diadema"
"O rubor sanguinis"
4. Comtessa de Dia
"A chantar"
5. Dame Margot and Dame Maroie de Diergnau
"Je vous pri, dame Maroie"
6. Margaret of Austria
"Se je souspire/Ecce iterum"
7. Anne Boleyn
"O Deathe, rock me asleepe" [attributed]
8. Maddalena Casulana
Madrigal VI, "Morte-Che vôi?-Te chiamo"
9. Francesca Caccini
"Maria, dolce Maria," sacred madrigal from Il Primo libro di madrigale
"Aria of the Shepherd" from the opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero
10. Barbara Strozzi
Hor che Apollo, Cantata for soprano, two violins, and continuo
11. Isabella Leonarda
Kyrie and "Crucifixus" (from the Credo) of Missa Prima, Opus 18

12. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
"La Flamande" and "Chaconne et son double" from Suite in D minor for harpsichord

Semelé, cantata for voice, violin, and continuo
13. Maria Margherita Grimani
"Sinfonia" from Pallade e Marte, opus dramaticum
14. Anna Amalie
"Adagio" from Sonata for Flute and Continuo in F
15. Marianna von Martines
"Allegro" from Sonata in A for piano
16. Maria Theresia von Paradis
"Morgenlied eines armen Mannes" for voice and harpsichord
17. Maria Agata Szymanowska
"Nocturne in B-flat" for piano
18. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
"Schwanenlied" for voice and piano
19. Clara Wieck Schumann
"Er ist gekommen durch Sturm und Regen," song for voice and piano
"Allegro Moderato" from Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann for piano
20. Louise Farrenc
"Allegro deciso" from Trio in E minor for flute, cello, and piano
21. Pauline Viardot
"Die Beschwörung," from Zwölf Gedichte von Pushkin for voice and piano
22. Amy Beach
"In the Twilight," for voice and piano
"A Hermit Thrush at Morn," for piano

"Scherzo" from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
23. Teresa Carreño
"Venise," from Italian Sketches Op.33, No.1, for piano
24. Cécile Chaminade
"Allegro," movement I from Sonata in C minor for piano
25. Dame Ethyl Smyth
Scene from Act I of the opera
The Wreckers
26. May Frances Aufderheide
"The Thriller!"
27. Lili Boulanger
"Demain fera un an" from
Clairières dans le ciel
28. Alma Mahler
"Der Erkennende" for voice and piano
29. Rebecca Clarke
"Allegro vigoroso" movement III from Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello
30. Germaine Tailleferre
"Modéré sans lenteur" from Sonata in C-sharp minor for violin and piano
31. Ruth Crawford Seeger
Prelude no. 2 for piano
String Quartet 1931, movements 3 and 4
"Rat Riddles" from Three Songs for Contralto, Oboe, Percussion, and Orchestral Ostinati
32. Florence Price
"Song to the Dark Virgin," for voice and piano
33. Elsa Barraine
Ouvrage de Dame, Theme and Variations for woodwind quintet
34. Miriam Gideon
The Hound of Heaven, for voice, oboe, and string trio
35. Grazyna Bacewicz
Sonata II for Piano
36. Louise Talma

La Corona (Seven Sonnets by John Donne), for mixed chorus
37. Julia Perry

Homunculus C.F., for percussion, harp, and piano
37. Vivian Fine

"The Triumph of Alcestis," from the ballet
38. Jean Coulthard
"Sarabande," from Sonata for Cello and Piano
39. Violet Archer
"Preamble," from Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
40. Pauline Oliveros
"Teach Tourself to Fly," "Tumbling Song," and "Zina's Circle" from
Sonic Meditations
41. Thea Musgrave
"Monologue of Mary," from the opera
Mary, Queen of Scots
42. Ellen Taafe Zwilich
Symphony No. 1, movement 1
43. Augusta Read Thomas
…circle around the sun…, Trio for piano, violin, and cello
General Bibliography