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Volume 8, no. 1:

Briefly Noted

Bruce Gustafson*, Reviews Editor

The materials listed below were submitted for review and are likely to be of interest to readers of JSCM, but because they do not relate primarily to seventeenth-century music or are re-issues of previously available works they will not receive full reviews. 

1. Books



1.1 Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach. By Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne. Expanded Edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. [xii, 337 pp. ISBN 0-253-2164-5 $27]
The first edition of this book was published in 1991, which is reprinted here without substantive changes. Two chapters have been added, however: "Dance Rhythms in Bach's Larger Works" and "Gigas."
1.2 Roger North's "Of Sounds" and Prendcourt Tracts, c.1710-c.1716: Digests and Editions. By Mary Chan and Jamie C. Kassler. Analytical index by Janet D. Hine. North Papers 6. Kensington, Australia: University of New South Wales, 2000. [x, 159 pp. ISBN 0-9577578-16.]
This is the latest in the series of the papers of Roger North (1651-1734), which was begun in 1986. The seventeenth-century writings were treated in the first two volumes, now out of print.
1.3 Music, Science, Philosophy: Models in the Universe of Thought. By Jamie C. Kassler. Variorum Collected Studies Series. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. [xvi, 301 pp. ISBN 0-86078-862-8 $106.]
This philosophical study explores the relationship of the models used in music, science, and philosophy. It discusses how music has contributed to the epistemology, logic, and scientific theories such as developmental biology; the concluding section deals with what other domains have contributed to the theory of music.


*Bruce Gustafson (, past President of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, is Charles A. Dana Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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