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Studies in the History of Music 3

Bach’s Continuo Group

Players and Practices in His Vocal Works

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674060302

Publication Date: 03/15/1990

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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.

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