Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of plates

Introduction
1. Ferrara I: City of Music
2. Ferrara II: The Devolution
3. Rome, 1607
4. Flanders, 1607-1608
5. Rome, 1608-1615: St. Peter’s
6. Rome, 1608-1615: Casa Bentivoglio
7. Mantua, 1614-1615
8. Rome, 1615-1628
9. Florence, 1628-1634
10. Rome, 1634-1643
11. Frescobaldi’s Instruments
12. The Art of Counterpoint: The Fantasie of 1608 and the Recercari et Canzoni of 1615
13. “Affetti cantabili e diversità di Passi”: The Toccate e Partite dintavolatura di cimbalo … Libro Primo of 1614-1616
14. “Diversi tempi, & variationi”: The Capricci of 1624
15. “Questa nuova maniera”: The Secondo Libro di Toccate of 1462
16. “La varietà dell’inventioni”: The Canzoni of 1628 and 1634
17. Vocal Music
18. Last Works: The Fiori Musicali of 1635 and the Aggiunta to Toccate I of 1637
19. The Performance of Frescobaldi’s Keyboard Music

Catalogue of Works

Documentary Appendix:

I:    Index of Letters
II:   Letters: Texts
III. Prefatory Material
IV. Other Materials
V. Instrumental Inventories

Abbreviations and Bibliography

Index

List of Figures

Currency and Measures

Roman Currency:
baiocco = 1/100 scudo d’argento
carlino = 7 1/2 baiocchi
doppia, doblone = 2 scudi d’oro
ducato = in gold: 1600 CE ducato di camera nuovo = 1.30 scudi d’argento, 1620 CE = 1.44/45 giulio, paolo = 1/10 scudo d’argento (10 baiocchi)
grosso = 1/2 giulio (5 baiocchi)
quattrino = 1/5 baiocco
scudo: in 1600 one scudo d’oro in oro = scudi 1.20=105 baiocchi
scudo d’argento=100 baiocchi; 1620 = 1.36/38 scudi
testone = 3 giuli (30 baiocchi)

Weights and Measures:
Florence: bavella (= palmo) = 273.41 mm.
Rome: canna architettonica = 225 mm.
Rome: canna mercantile = 200 mm.
Rome: foglietta (liquid measure) = 4 quartucci = ca. .30 liters
Rome: libbra (weight) = 327.168 grams (= 12 oncie, 27.264 gr.)
Rome: palmo architettonico = 223.42 mm.
Rome: piede = 297.90 mm.
Rome: piede antico = 294.50
Rome: piede romano = 297.00
Venice: piede = 322.58 mm.
Venice: piede = 347.74 mm.

Keyboard notes: these follow the Oxford University Press format, with the middle c of the piano keyboard as c1:

CC FF C F c f c1 f1 c2 f2 c3 f3

Finals below a natural major third are indicated in capitals (G); those below a natural minor third are indicated by lower-case letters (d)