Over the last few years I have read a lot of varied books. I thought that it might be interesting to some people to get an idea of some of the books that I have read in order to help me be a better player, composer and lecturer.

Examples from 100 Ballade, Rondeaux and Virelais

Examples from 100 Ballade, Rondeaux and Virelais

I have recently read this book and enjoyed it.  Though my Medieval French is non existent I got a sense of what exactly was going on in the 14C and 15C world of “Forme Fixes”.  I have set up a page of the examples with pdf’s and audio versions.  Well worth a listen.  Click below […]

BACH a Biography

BACH a Biography

BACH a Biography by Charles Sanford Terry This book written and first published in 1928 contains a scholarly and entertaining read about my favorite, and many other peoples favorite, composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  My copy is the fourth impression a handsome blue hardback book.  It pulls together all of the previous work then known on […]

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