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The Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM) is published by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to provide a refereed forum for scholarly studies of the musical cultures of the seventeenth century. These include historical and archival studies, performance practice, music theory, aesthetics, dance and theater. The JSCM also publishes critical reviews and summary listings of recently published books, scores, recordings, and electronic media.

VOLUME 3 (1997) NUMBER 1

Table of Contents



  • ROBERT L. KENDRICK, Celestial Sirens: Nuns and Their Music in Early Modern Milan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996). Reviewed by Steven Saunders
  • STEVEN SAUNDERS, Cross, Sword, and Lyre: Sacred Music at the Imperial Court of Ferdinand II of Habsburg (1619-1637) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995). Reviewed by Stewart Carter
  • NOEL O'REGAN, Institutional Patronage in Post-Tridentine Rome: Music at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini 1550-1650 (London: Royal Musical Association, 1995). Reviewed by Giuseppe Gerbino
  • BERNARD BRAUCHLI, SUSAN BRAUCHLI, AND ALBERTO GALAZZO, editors., De Clavicordio II: Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 21-23 September 1995 (Magnano: Musica Antica a Magnano, 1996). Reviewed by David Harris

  • GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI, "Fioretti del Frescobaldi": London, British Library Add. 40080, edited by Andrea Marcon and Armin Gaus (Zimmern ob Rottweil: Edition Gaus, 1994).  Reviewed by Frederick Hammond
  • Seventeenth-Century Italian Sacred Music, Anne Schnoebelen, general editor (25 vols.; New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1995- ). Reviewed by Jonathan Glixon
  • JOHANN CASPAR KERLL, The Collected Works for Keyboard (New York: The Broude Trust, 1995), and Four Suites (New York: The Broude Trust, 1991), edited by C. David Harris. Reviewed by David R. Fuller
  • GUILLAUME-GABRIEL NIVERS, Motets à voix seule, accompagnée de la basse continue, Paris, 1689, introduced by Philippe Lescat and Jean Saint-Arroman (Courlay: Fuzeau, 1994), and ROBERT BALLARD, Premier Livre de tablature de luth, 1611, introduced by Pascale Boquet and François-Pierre Goy (Courlay: Fuzeau, 1995). Reviewed by David J. Buch

  • Stravaganze: 17th-Century Italian Songs and Dances, performed by The King's Noyse: David Douglass, director, with Andrew Lawrence-King, harp (Harmonia Mundi USA, 1995). Reviewed by Wendy Heller
  • JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER, Violin Sonatas, performed by Romanesca: Andrew Manze, violin; Nigel North, theorbo; John Toll, harpsichord and organ (Harmonia Mundi USA, 1996). Reviewed by Peter Wollny
  • BRIEFLY NOTED by Bruce Gustafson, Reviews Editor