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The Norton Scores, Vol 1: Machaut to Beethoven (Expanded Edition)
The Norton Scores Vol 1 Machaut to Beethoven - Expanded Edition
Author: Roger Kamien (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780393099096
ISBN-10: 0393099091
Publication Date: 4/1/1970
Pages: 752
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Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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This is Volume 1 of the Norton Scores, including 38 works from Machaut, Dufay, Binchois, des Pres, Palestrina, Lassus, Byrd, Marenzio, Morley, Gesualdo, Dowland, Monteverdi, Gibbons, Schutz, Corelli, Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Scarlatti, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

The Norton Scores is an anthology of music designed for the listener, and the selection of music in the two volume edition ranges from the fourteenth century to the twentieth, including complete works and excerpts that illustrate the major forms, genres, and composers. The use of a unique highlighting system greatly facilitates the following of full orchestral scores for the novice score reader, without obscuring any of the important subordinate lines and accompaniments. Rather than presenting pre-digested scores, the Norton Scores provides valuable experience in following the real thing.