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Bach’s Continuo Group

Bach’s Continuo Group

Players and Practices in His Vocal Works

Laurence Dreyfus

ISBN 9780674060302

Publication date: 03/15/1990

When Bach’s cantatas, masses, passions, and chorales were originally performed under the composer’s direction, which instruments played the basso continuo, the line that establishes the harmonic framework? Bach’s Continuo Group answers this and other fundamental questions and probes the rationale behind Baroque performance conventions.


  • Laurence Dreyfus is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College.

Book Details

  • 7 x 10 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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