Buch, David J.

Dance Music from the Ballets de Cour 1575-1651: Historical Commentary, Source Study, and Transcriptions from the Philidor Manuscripts
2023 1-4955-1163-4
"In establishing my aims, I have concentrated on four I believe to be of highest priority: (1) Characterize this musical repertory and place it in its historical context. (2) Review past scholarship on this music, identifying controversies and accounting for inaccuracies and misperceptions. (3) Establish principles for musical performance practice. (4) Provide a reliable edition of selected representative works (based on the best possible sources) suitable for both scholarly study and practical performance, describing the sources and discussing their respective primacy, use and notation." -David J. Buch [Preface] This book was originally published in 1993 by Pendragon Press.