Volume 11 (2005) No. 1

Reviewed by Andrew H. Weaver

Giovanni Antonio Rigatti: Messa e salmi, parte concertati. Edited by Linda Maria Koldau. Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era 128–130. 3 vols. Middleton, Wisc.: A-R Editions, Inc., 2003. [Vol. 1: xxiii, 116 pp. ISBN 0-89579-528-0; score: $65, parts: $21. Vol. 2: ix, 192 pp. ISBN 0-89579-529-9; score: $69; parts: $37. Vol. 3: x, 160 pp. ISBN 0-89579-530-2; score: $66; parts: $30.]

Factual Errors

Pages vii and xiv: Eleonora Gonzaga is described as Ferdinand III’s mother; she was his stepmother.

Note 23: the harmonic movement is described as “leading via D back to G”; the opposite is true.


Page ix: Koldau provides no citation for her information on the musical preferences at the Habsburg court in Vienna, though her information clearly comes from Steven Saunders, Cross, Sword and Lyre: Sacred Music at the Imperial Court of Ferdinand II of Habsburg (16191637) (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995).

Typographical Errors

Page x, Table 2: a line is improperly placed between the two Magnificat settings.

Page xi, first column: “chiarette” should read “chiavette.”

Page xi, second column: the concluding sentence of the last full paragraph should probably read “cadences on A” instead of “cadences in A.”

Page xvi, last full paragraph of the first column: Rigatti’s name is preceded by “the.”