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Baroque Music History

Research tools for 17th and early 18th-century European music.

Composer resources

This page contains resources for the following composers alphabetically by last name:

-Bach

-Charpentier

-Corelli

-Frescobaldi

-Handel

-Lully

-Monteverdi

-Purcell

-Rameau

-Scarlatti

-Schütz

-Vivaldi

Scroll down to find your composer!

Bach

Two great websites for Bach research are:

Texts of the Complete works of Bach with English Translation and Commentary by Z. Philip Ambrose

and

The Bach Archive of Leipzig by the University of Leipzig (Available in German, English and Japanese - check the flags in the upper left)

Charpentier

The culture division of the French Government funds the Marc-Antoine Charpentier Website. Please note that this website is only in French so if you can't read French you are going to spend a lot of time translating.

Handel

The George Frederic Handel Website is created and maintained by Handel scholars Brad Leissa and David Vickers. Click on "Handel of the Web" for more links.

The Jacob Coopersmith Collection of Handeliana is at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. An online finding aid for the collection is available. Contact the curator for access.

Lully

The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection at the University of North Texas Music Library is a great resource. Don't forget to look at the reference page.

Rameau

Having trouble finding sources?

Come to the Performing Arts Library and ask for help!

You can also ask your professor or classmates for research tips and advise.

Also, check out the the BMRT guide!

Vivaldi