Ranum, Patricia M.

Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
2023 1-4955-1113-8
"Marc-Antoine Charpentier knew, or knew about, all the sitters in this imaginary portrait gallery. During my long pursuit of the composer in European archives and libraries, these same individuals have become my friends. ...I have constructed my portraits from historical evidence alone." Patricia Ranum (Preface)

Price: $339.95

The Harmonic Orator: The Phrasing and Rhetoric of the Melody in French Baroque Airs
2023 1-4955-1112-X
"[Patricia Ranum] and I both believe in the inherent musicality of language itself and the necessity to treat music and written text on an equal basis. Words and their organization create melody, rhythm, and dynamics. ...Patricia Ranum's book reveals and explains to her readers this essential aspect of French musical art." -William Christie (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2001.

Price: $279.95

Vers une Chronologie des Å’uvres de Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Papiers Employes par le Compositeur, un outil pour l'etude de sa production et de sa vie
2023 1-4955-1110-3
Originally published by Pendragon Press in 1994, this book presents, notebook by notebook, the watermarks in the Charpentier autograph Meslanges, part of the grande réserve of the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. (This is a softcover book written in the French)

Price: $39.95