David Wulstan's wide-ranging and comprehensive study
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 378pp.
This wide-ranging and comprehensive study includes discussion of street and minstrel music, court and household music, music for organ and virginals, for the Prayer Books of Edward VI, and the Latin music of Mary and Elizabeth. David Wulstan brings together all the well-known composers such as Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons and Taverner, plus many of the less well-known names. He deals extensively with the question of interpretation for performance, giving his own opinions on the problems of pitch, notation and editing music.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little wrinkling to the dustwrapper's top edge.