15, no. 1:
A Note from the Editor
This issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music reflects the wide diversity in current scholarship in seventeenth-century
musical studies. The four articles treat Italian cantatas, English harpsichord
music, French opera in Antwerp, and the intersection of solo and ensemble music
by a German violinist in England. The reviews are equally varied, dealing with
Buxtehudes organ music, Italian sacred music in Germany, the soundscape of
early America, gospel motets in Germany, and motets by Charpentier in France.
Related to the last review is a Communication announcing a previously
unrecognized autograph manuscript of Charpentier.
This issue has been considerably delayed for a variety of
reasons; this explains why there are occasional references to publications or
descriptions that postdate 2009, the official date of the issue. I am pleased
to be able to say, however, that JSCM is now moving ahead, and the next
issues are already in production, so we are headed towards getting back on
Please note that we have moved: JSCM is no longer
published by the University of Illinois Press, as the Society for
Seventeenth-Century Music has returned to exercising direct control of its
journal. Physically, JSCM is on an independent server; the URL remains
http://www.sscm-jscm.org/, but some readers may well have bookmarked a version
of the URL that included press.illinois.edu, which is no longer valid. We are
grateful to Paul Arroyo for implementing the transition and for serving as
technical editor for the present volume.
Volume 15, no. 1, is the last issue of JSCM for which
I will serve as Editor-in-Chief. My work for the Journal has been enormously
rewarding, starting as Reviews Editor in 1995 (vol. 1) and then taking on my
current role in 2004 (vol. 10). We welcome Kelley Harness as the next
Editor-in-Chief, and she is already hard at work on the next volumes. To assure
continuity, I will remain an ex officio member of JSCMs
editorial board, as does our founding Editor-in-Chief, Kerala Snyder.
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