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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 4 (1998) NUMBER 1

Table of Contents




  • Performing the Music of Henry Purcell. Edited by Michael Burden. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Reviewed by Robert Shay

  • The Livrets of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Tragédies Lyriques: A Catalogue Raisonné. Compiled by Carl B. Schmidt. New York: Performers’ Editions [Broude Brothers], 1995. Reviewed by Lois Rosow

  • The Registration of Baroque Organ Music. By Barbara Owen. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.  Reviewed by Lawrence Archbold


  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Meslanges autographes, vol. 1. Introductions by Catherine Massip and H. Wiley Hitchcock. “Œuvres complètes,” I. Paris: Minkoff France, 1990. Reviewed by John S. Powell

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully, Quare fremuerunt gentes, LWV 67; Notus in Judaea Deus, LWV 7/177; Exaudiat te Dominus, LWV 77/15. Edited by Lionel Sawkins and Carl B. Schmidt; John Hajdu Heyer; and Anne Baker (respectively). "Jean-Baptiste Lully: The Collected Works" series IV, vol. 5. New York: The Broude Trust, 1996.  Reviewed by Philippe Vendrix

  • William Byrd, Virginals & Consorts. Skip Sempé, harpsichord and director; Capriccio stravagante. Auvidis/Astrée, 1997. Reviewed by Candace Bailey
  • Nicolas Vallet, Le Secret des Muses. Eugène Ferré, lute solo; with Jérôme Blum, Brian Freehan, and Pascal Monteilhet, lutes. Auvidis/Astrée, 1997 [Auvidis E 8591.] Reviewed by David J. Buch
  • BRIEFLY NOTED by Bruce Gustafson, Reviews Editor