05Feb16: Posted v.7 (1622) of Bataille’s “Airs de differents auteurs”, containing 64 airs de cour. This is the last of 7 volumes put out by Bataille, each containing a large number of airs, the total number being 422. These were painstakingly and very accurately encoded and edited by Douglas Towne, who also put in the text underlay for the pieces–altogether a monumental piece of work. In their original form, these are mostly unmeasured. I have taken it upon myself to insert dotted bar lines and time signatures. As a performer, I have found these visual aids helpful, though others may find them annoying. Those who prefer the unmeasured versions can find them in the very clear and accurate source facsimiles.


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