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The Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series is designed to provide a natural home for studies in all aspects of keyboard music by musicologists, organologists and analysts as well as performers and instrument makers engaged in practice-led research. The series embraces all approaches to the study of the keyboard, including its music, historical and sociological contexts, sources (including theoretical texts and their translation), composers, instruments, performance practice and analysis. Historical should not be taken to imply ‘early’, and the series embraces research on all areas of keyboard studies from the distant past to historical reflections on contemporary keyboard music. Single author books, collections of essays, and editions of text-based historical sources, will be considered for inclusion in the series.

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Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music before c.1630

Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music before c.1630

1st Edition

David J. Smith
May 13, 2019

English keyboard music reached an unsurpassed level of sophistication in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as organists such as William Byrd and his students took a genre associated with domestic, amateur performance and treated it as seriously as vocal music. This book draws...

Studies in English Organ Music

Studies in English Organ Music

1st Edition

Iain Quinn
June 18, 2018

Studies in English Organ Music is a collection of essays by expert authors that examines key areas of the repertoire in the history of organ music in England. The essays on repertoire are placed alongside supporting studies in organ building and liturgical practice in order to provide a...

Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture: Sources, Performance Practice and Style

Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture: Sources, Performance Practice and Style

1st Edition

Luca Lévi Sala, Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald
June 15, 2018

Recent scholarship has vanquished the traditional perception of nineteenth-century Britain as a musical wasteland. In addition to attempting more balanced assessments of the achievements of British composers of this period, scholars have begun to explore the web of reciprocal relationships between...

Perspectives on Early Keyboard Music and Revival in the Twentieth Century

Perspectives on Early Keyboard Music and Revival in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Rachelle Taylor, Hank Knox
December 28, 2017

The twentieth-century revival of early music unfolded in two successive movements rooted respectively in nineteenth-century antiquarianism and in rediscovery of the value of original instruments. The present volume is a collection of insights reflecting the principal concerns of the second of those...

The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

1st Edition

Barry Cooper
April 05, 2017

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published....

Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music: Sources, Contexts and Performance

Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music: Sources, Contexts and Performance

1st Edition

Andrew Woolley, John Kitchen
November 28, 2016

Research in the field of keyboard studies, especially when intimately connected with issues of performance, is often concerned with the immediate working environments and practices of musicians of the past. An important pedagogical tool, the keyboard has served as the ’workbench’ of countless...

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