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of writings by Lionel Sawkins, relating to the French Baroque

A. Contributions to Dictionaries, Catalogues
Citations and locations of the Grands Motets of Lalande for RISM, Einzeldrucke vor 1800, 1976.
410 citations for: Catalogue du Grand Motet Français (ed. J. Mongrédien) (Saur), 1984.

80 articles for the following dictionaries:
Dictionnaire de l’Art vocal (ed. M. Honegger) (Bordas), 1992.
Dictionnaire de la Musique en France aux XVIIe & XVIIIe siècles (ed. M. Benoit) (Fayard), 1992.
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (ed. S. Sadie) (Macmillan), 1992.
The Viking Opera Guide (ed. A. Holden) [section ‘Lully’] (Penguin), 1993.
The New Grove Dictionary, (ed. S. Sadie) (Macmillan), 2nd ed., 2001.
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), revised edition, 2003.

B. Books, Articles, Published Papers (in chronological order)
n ‘Lalande and the Concert Spirituel’, The Musical Times, cxvi (April 1975), 333-5.
n ‘An Encore to the Lexicographer’s dilemma, or de Lalande et du Bon Sens’, Fontes Artis Musicae xxviii/4 (1981), 319-23 (Response by James R. Anthony, FAM xxix/3 (1982), 141.
n ‘New sources of Rameau’s Pigmalion  and other works’, Early Music, 11/4 (October, 1983), 490-6.
n ‘Rameau’s last years: some implications of re-discovered material at Bordeaux’, Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, 111 (1984-85), 66-91.
n ‘The brothers Bêche: an anecdotal history of court music’, Recherches sur la musique française classique, XXIV (1986), 192-221.
n ‘Nouvelles sources inédites de trois oeuvres de Rameau: leur signification pour l’instrumentation et l’interprétation du chant’, Jérôme de La Gorce (ed.), Jean-Philippe Rameau [Actes du Colloque, 1983], Paris, Genève, 1987, 171-200.
n ‘For and against the order of Nature: who sang the Soprano?’, Early Music, 15/3 (August, 1987), 315-24. [with Table d’agréments from Levesque & Bêche, Solfèges d’Italie]
n ‘Chronology and evolution of the grand motet at the court of Louis XIV: evidence from the Livres du Roi and the works of Perrin, the sous-maîtres and Lully’, J.H. Heyer (ed.), Jean-Baptiste Lully and the music of the French Baroque, Cambridge, 1989, 41-79.
n ‘Voltaire, Rameau, Rousseau: a fresh look at La princesse de Navarre and its revival in Bordeaux in 1763’, Transactions of the Seventh International Congress on the Enlightenment, Budapest, 1987, Oxford, 1989, III, 1334-40.
n ‘Classic and Baroque: Paris and the Esterházy court’, Haydn Society of Great Britain Newsletter, 10, Lancaster, 1990, 5-17.
n ‘Lully’s Motets: Source, Edition and Performance’, Jérôme de La Gorce & Herbert Schneider (eds.), Jean-Baptiste Lully: Actes du Colloque 1987, Laaber, 1990, 383-403.
n ‘Source criticism in French baroque music: new perspectives’, Tradition and its future in music: Report of SIMS 1990 Osaka, Tokyo/Osaka, 1990, 67-74.
n ‘Michel-Richard de Lalande’ [with programme notes], Philippe Beaussant, (ed.), Journées M.-R. de Lalande à Versailles, Versailles, 1990.
n The Sacred Music of Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726), PhD thesis, University of London, 1993.
n ‘A French bonbon for the Spanish Bourbons: Royer’s Zaïde, reine de Grenade’, Revista de Musicología, (Actes du Colloque du XVe Congrès de la Société Internationale de Musicologie, Madrid, 1992), 16/5 (1993), 2988-3003.
nDoucement & Légèrement : Tempo in French Baroque music’ Early Music, 21/3 (August, 1993), 365-74.
n ‘ …à l’admiration de tout Paris: Lalande’s sacred music for women’s voices’, in Frank Callaway (ed.), Essays in Honour of David Evatt Tunley, Perth, 1995, 73-90.
n Review of: Denise Launay, La musique religieuse en France du Concile de Trente à 1804, in Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 120(2), 1995, 281-7.
nTrembleurs and Cold People: how should they shiver?, Michael Burden (ed.), Performing the music of Henry Purcell, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 1996, 243-64.
n ‘Brossard - musicologist, lexicographer or musician?’, in Jean Duron (ed.), Sébastien de Brossard, Musicien, Versailles (Editions du Centre de Musique Baroque, Editions Klincksieck), 1998,  231-7.
n Journées Michel-Richard de Lalande, Automne 2001, Versailles, 2001.
n ‘Italian influence in the grands motets of Desmarest & Lalande up to 1699’, in Henry Desmarest (1661-1741), Exils d’un musicien dans l’Europe du Grand Siècle, Mardaga/CMBV, 2004, 301-6.
n Exotic nectar transformed: the grands motets of Lalande’s maturity’, Early Music 25/4 (November 2007), 555-573.
nLalande’s grands motets: source, revision and execution’, Lalande et ses contemporains, Paris (Editions des Abbesses), 2008, 151-167.
n ‘Les symphonies de Lalande et leur relation avec ses œuvres de scène’, Lalande et ses contemporains, Paris (Editions des Abbesses), 2008, 251-265.
nLalande’s first publications’, Lalande et ses contemporains, Paris (Editions des Abbesses), 2008, 281-292.
n Reviews of various editions and recordings of French Baroque music in Early Music, Early Music News, The Consort, Revue de Musicologie, Musicology Australia and Journal of the Royal Musical Association.
n ‘En province, à Versailles et au Concert spiritual: réception, diffusion et exécution des motets de Lalande au XVIIIe siècle’, Revue de Musicologie 92 (2006/1), 13-40.

n 'The Score and Edition of the music', M Burden & J Thorp (eds), Ballet de la Nuit, Hillsdale (Pendragon), 2009, pp. 39-80.

n 'An 18th century musical best seller: affection, courage and passion of a young widow', Paper given at BSECS Conference, Oxford, January 2011.

n 'Charpentier appreciated' (Review in Early Music 2011/3 of:)Shirley Thompson (ed), New Perspectives on Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010).

n 'Les Cordes Dans les motets de Lalande', Les cordes dans l'orchestre français sous Louis XIV; instruments, répertoires, singularités. September 22-24, 2011, Versailles.

n Commentaries on the Paris Concert spirituel 1725-1790, BBC Radio 3 Composers of the Week, 5-9 December 2011.

n 'French motets catalogued' (Review in Early Music 2012/2 of:) Nathalie Berton-Blivet, Catalogue du motet imprime en France (1647-1789) Paris (Société française de musicologie) 2011.

n 'An Eighteenth-century musical best-seller', in Cécile Reynaud & Herbert Schneider (eds), Noter, annoter, éditer la musique. Mélanges offerts à Catherine Massip, Geneva (Droz), Paris (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), 2012, pp. 113-137.

n 'Two different paths to fame: a revised inventory of Campra's grands motets, and their performance history compared with Lalande's, in Jean Duron (ed.), Actes du Colloque Campra Versailles, 2012 (in the press).

n 'Voltaire, Rameau, Rousseau et La Princesse de Navarre', Lecture at Maison Ferney-Voltaire, France, 3 May 2012.


A Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Michel-Richard de Lalande 1657-1726 
assisted by John Nightingale and with the support of the British Academy
Oxford University Press, Oxford, December 2005. 
Contains 3,180 music examples, 750 pages.
Lionel Sawkins's monumental 750-page Thematic Catalogue of Lalande's music, the product of 35 years work, has just been published by Oxford University Press and has been described as 'a truly beautiful book' which 'makes Lalande's compositions fully accessible to musicians, musicologists and music lovers, with over 3,000 music examples, details of performing requirements, and of all source materials'. This Catalogue is the cornerstone on which authoritative performances and recordings of Lalande's music will need to be based, and underlines the fundamental role played by music scholars in enabling baroque and other early music to be accessible to the music-loving public. Without a reliable edition of a baroque work on the music stands, performers and recording companies cannot even begin to rehearse.

Lalande et ses contemporains
(Actes du Colloque Lalande International: Versailles 2001)
Hommage à Marcelle Benoit
Edited and with three articles by Lionel Sawkins, and eleven others by distinguished French Baroque scholars. (Paris, Editions des Abbesses, Paris, 2008).

‘En Province, à Versailles et au Concert spirituel: reception, diffusion et exécution des motets de Lalande au XVIIIe siècle’
(An article by Lionel Sawkins originally given as a paper at a Colloque organised by the Société française de musicologie in Toulouse, in 2000, in Revue de Musicologie: 92 (2006/1).)

‘Exotic nectar transformed: the grands motets of Lalande’s maturity’

Early Music 25/4 (November 2007).

Editions of grands motets by Lalande:
Usque quo Domine, Veni Creator and Dixit Dominus (see also Editions)
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French Music Editions