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Gregory Richard Barnett
Professor
Professor of Musicology
 
e-mail:gbarnett@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University
  • M.F.A. (1992) Princeton University
  • B.A. (1988) Oberlin College
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Research Areas
 seventeenth-century Italian instrumental music; the history of music theory; George Frideric Handel; organology; dance history
 
Teaching Areas
 Baroque music history; performance practice
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 ¿Reconstructing Vivaldi¿s Tonal Perspective,¿ Informazioni e Studi Vivaldiani (forthcoming)
 
 Refereed articles
 

Gregory Barnett "Deconstructing Corelli's Bass Violin." Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis, 39 (2015) : 193-210.

 
 

“Corelli Als Modell Schola Cantorum, Basel, 5-7 December 2013,” Eighteenth-Century Music 12/1 (forthcoming 2015).  (conference report; proofs corrected, May 30, 2014)

 
 

“International Symposium Arcomelo 2013:  VIIth Conference On Corelli Studies, Fusignano, 28-30 November 2013,” Eighteenth-Century Music 12/1 (forthcoming 2015).  (conference report; proofs corrected, May 30, 2014)

 
 

“Sixteenth-century Modal Theory and Renaissance ideologies:  A response to Kyle Adams,” Theoria:  Historical Aspects of Music Theory 20 (2013):  165-83.

 
 Articles
 

Gregory Barnett "Tempo, meter, and rhythmic notation in sonatas of the Corellian era." Arcomelo 2013: Studi nel terzo centenario della morte di Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) (2015) : 57-99.

 
 

“Vallotti, Martini, and the Golden Age of Modal Polyphony.” Barocco padano e musici francescani. L’apporto dei maestri Conventuali. XVI Convegno Internazionale sul Barocco Padano, Maurizio Padoan, ed. (forthcoming A.M.I.S. – Como), 429-53.  (article in a conference proceedings; proofs corrected, July 19, 2014)

 
 

"Arcangelo Corelli" in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music, http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780199757824/obo-9780199757824-0003.xml

 
 

“The Ritual of Modal Design” in Musical Text as Ritual Object, ed. Hendrik Schulze (forthcoming from Brepols, 2012)

 
 

“The Ritual of Modal Design” in Musical Text as Ritual Object, ed. Hendrik Schulze (forthcoming from Brepols, 2012)

 
 

“The Ritual of Modal Design” in Musical Text as Ritual Object, ed. Hendrik Schulze (forthcoming from Brepols, 2012)

 
 Giovanni Maria Bononcini and the Uses of the Modes, Journal of Musicology 25/3 (Fall, 2008): 230-86.
 
 Lo stile tonale seicentesco nella teoria settecentesca di Giuseppe Paolucci. Atti del XII Convegno Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi—Como, Alberto Colzani, Andrea Luppi, Maurizio Padoan, eds. (A.M.I.S. – Como, forthcoming).
 
 Tonality, musical style, and the modes in Settecento theory, in Liber Amicorum Alexander Silbiger, ed. Claire Fontijn (Harmonie Park Press, forthcoming).
 
 ¿Church Music, Musical Topoi, and the Ethos of the Sonata da chiesa,¿ Atti del Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Studi Corelliani, Quaderni della Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, 2 vols. (Florence: Olschki, 2007), 515-58.
 
 

Gregory Barnett "Handel¿s borrowings and the disputed Gloria." Early Music, 34 (Feb. 2006) : 75-92.

 
 

Gregory Barnett "A proposito della sonata da chiesa: terminologia, informazioni e polemiche." Atti del XI Convegno Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi?ComoIn Revision

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Handel's "borrowings" and the "Handel" Gloria." Early MusicSubmitted

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Topoi musicali, ecclesiasticita e la sonata da chiesa." Atti del Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Studi Corelliani, Quaderni della Rivista Italiana di MusicologiaIn Revision

 
 Books
 Bolognese Instrumental Music, 1660-1710: Spiritual Comfort, Courtly Delight, and Commercial Triumph (Ashgate Publishing Limited: Aldershot, UK, October, 2008).
 
 Bolognese Instrumental Music, 1660-1710: Spiritual Comfort, Courtly Delight, and Commercial Triumph (Ashgate Publishing Limited: Aldershot, UK, in press).
 
 

Gregory Barnett "Bologna and Italian Instrumental Music in the Late Seventeenth Century." In Revision

 
 Editor of books
 Atti del Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Studi Corelliani, Quaderni della Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, 2 vols. Gregory Barnett, Antonella D¿Ovidio, and Stefano La Via, eds. (Florence: Olschki, 2007).
 
 Book chapters
 

Gregory Barnett "Conceptions of pitch and tonal organization in the 17th century." Handbuch der Musik des Barock: Kompositionslehre des Barock (2017) In Revision

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Keyboard Origins, Influences, Contrasts, and Disseminations." The Early Italian Keyboard Sonata (2015) Submitted

 
 

Gregory Barnett "The Early Italian Keyboard Sonata: Origins, Influences, and Disseminations."  (2016) : 3-58.

 
 

Gregory Barnett "The Mensural Sonata: Meter, Rhythm, and Tempo in Late-Seicento Instrumental Music." Le Notazioni della polifonia vocale dei secoli ix-xvii. Antologia - Parte seconda: secoli xv-xvii (2015) : 1-25.Submitted

 
 

Gregory Barnett "The Ritual of Modal Design." Musical Text as Ritual Object (2015) : 123-35.

 
 

Gregory Barnett "The ascendant trio sonata: style, format, and dissemination." The geography of the trio sonata: new perspectives, Schweizerische Musikforschende Gesellschaft, Serie II (2017) In Revision

 
 

“Manfredini's Commonplace Book: MS Nº 739 (I-Vnm) and the Regole Armoniche” in Regole Armoniche (1775) by Vincenzo Manfredini, facsimile edition and essays (Turnout, Belgium:  Brepols, Monumenta Musica Europea, 2013).

 
 

“Geminiani’s op. 1 and the early eighteenth-century violin sonata,” in Francesco Geminiani (Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, forthcoming 2012).

 
 

“The Mensural Sonata: Meter, Rhythm, and Tempo in Late-Seicento Instrumental Music,” in Le Notazioni della polifonia vocale dei secoli ix-xvii. Antologia - Parte seconda: secoli xv-xvii (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, forthcoming).

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Tonal Pluralism in Settecento Theory: the Analyses of Giuseppe Paolucci." In Revision

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Form and Gesture: Canzona, Sonata, and Concerto." The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music (2005) : 479-532.

 
 

Barnett, G. "?Tonal Organization in Seventeenth-Century Music Theory?." Cambridge History of Western Music Theory (2002)

 
 Book reviews
 

Susan McClary, Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music (Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press, 2012), Early Music 41 (May 2013), 337-40.  

 
 

Paolo Giorgi, ed. Maurizio Cazzati 1616-1678 Musico Guastallese (Guastalla, Italy:  Associazione culturale “Giuseppe Serassi”, 2008), forthcoming in the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music.  (book review submitted May 2012; revised August 2012)

 
 Gregory Barnett, Review of The Complete Works of Francesco Antonio Bonporti. Maxwell Sobel, ed., Eighteenth-Century Music 5/1 (2008)
 
 

Gregory Barnett "Review of Marc Vanscheeuwijck, The Cappella Musicale of San Petronio in Bologna Under Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1674-95)." Early Music, 32/4 (2004) : 616-619.

 
 

Barnett, G. "Reading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes by Cristle Collins Judd." Music Theory Spectrum, vol. 24, no. 2

 
 Conference papers
 

“Arcangelo Corelli Throughout 18th-Century America,” Sixteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, July 10, 2014.  Also given at the Fortieth Annual Conference of the Society for American Music, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2014.

 
 

“Francesco Antonio Vallotti e la storiografia dell’organizzazione tonale,” given at the XVI Convegno, Internazionale di Studi Musicologici, Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi, Centro Studi Antoniani, Padua, Italy, July 3, 2013.

 
 

“Music Theory and the Franciscan Perspective in Baroque Italy,” Music Theory:  Institutions, Media, Practice, University of Chicago, March 1, 2014.

 
 

“Musical Polemics and the Modal Ideal,” The Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory & Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3, 2012.  Also given at the Fifteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, July 13, 2012.

 
 

“Re-envisioning Corelli's bass violin,” given at Corelli als Modell:  Internationales Symposium der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland, December 7, 2013.

 
 

“Tempo, Meter, and Rhythmic Notation in Late Seventeenth-Century Sonatas,” Arcomelo 2013: VIIº Congresso di Studi Corelliani, Fusignano, Italy, November 29, 2013.

 
 

“The Intangible Modes,” The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Department of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, April 22, 2012.

 
 

“The Symbolism of Modal Design,” (Musical) Text as Ritual Object, Collaborative Research Center 619 - Ritual Dynamics, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, December 16, 2009.  Also given at the Conférence: Intuitions au tonalité dans la dix-septième siècle, University of Chicago Center in Paris, February 4, 2011.

 
 

Gregory Barnett "Sonata (da chiesa) Terminology and its Implications." Barocco Padano 4 (2006) : 119-144.

 
 

Barnett, G. "?L?Organizzazione Tonale nella Musica Secentesca: Le Sinfonie e Sonate di Tarquinio Merula, Biagio Marini e Giovanni Legrenzi?." Atti del IX Convegno Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi?Como (2002)

 
 Other
 

Barnett, G. ""A Response to Peter Allsop"." Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, vol. 8, no. 1 (2002) In Press

 
Creative Works
 Performances - Lima Triumfante
 performance in period-instruments ensemble, Gregory Barnett, double bass, Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music (December 6, 2004)
 
Presentations
 Conference Committee Member
 

Author.  "Tonal Pluralism in Settecento Theory: the Analyses of Giuseppe Paolucci." Twelfth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, Instytut Muzykologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warsaw, Poland. (July 27, 2006)

 
 Invited Papers
 

presenter.  "Solo keyboard versus trio ensemble: repertory, milieux, and modes of dissemination, c. 1700." A geography of the trio sonata: new perspectives, Philosophische Fakultät–Universität Freiburg, Switzerland. (May 21, 2015)

 
 

presenter.  "Vallotti, Martini, and the Golden Age of Modal Polyphony." University of North Texas, Denton, TX. (April 15, 2015)

 
 

"“The Symbolism of Modal Design,” Conférence: Intuitions au tonalité dans la dix-septième siècle, University of Chicago Center in Paris.." (February 4, 2011)

 
 

Author/presenter.  ""Festa," "accademia," ed "esercizio cavalleresco": le forme e gli impieghi della Sonata da Camera." Il Genio Musicale a Firenze e in Toscana tra Sei e Settecento, Florence, Italy. (May 12, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Giovanni Maria Bononcini and the Uses of Modal Theory." Department of Music, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (November 29, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Il Violoncello da spalla e le eccentricit¿ della prassi esecutiva storica." Universit¿ degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy. (May 22, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Il Violoncello da spalla e le eccentricit¿ della prassi esecutiva storica." Centro Arti, Musica e Spettacolo, Universit¿ degli Studi di Calabria, Cosenza, Italy. (May 23, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Il Violoncello da spalla e le eccentricit¿ della prassi esecutiva storica." Settimana di Musica Antica, Casa Piccinni, Bari, Italy. (May 21, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Il Violoncello da spalla e le eccentricit¿ della prassi esecutiva storica." Facolt¿ di Lettere e Filosofia, Universit¿ degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. (June 6, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Reconstructing Vivaldi¿s Tonal Perspective." Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy. (June 14, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "The Violoncello da Spalla and the Eccentricities of Historical Performance Practice." Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, University of Zagreb. (April 16, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Tonality, musical style, and the modes in Settecento theory." Department of Music Theory, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (October 19, 2007)

 
 

Author.  "Festa, accademia,and esercizio cavalleresco: the Forms and Uses of the Sonata da Camera." Universit¿t Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. (July 6, 2006)

 
 

Author.  "Festa, accademia,and esercizio cavalleresco: the Forms and Uses of the Sonata da Camera." Oxford Musicology Colloquia, Music Faculty, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. (November 14, 2006)

 
 

Author.  "Giovanni Maria Bononcini and the Uses of Modal Theory." Musicology Colloquium Series, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. (April 27, 2006)

 
 

"Church Music, Musical Topoi, and the Ethos of the Sonata da Chiesa." Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, La Jolla, California. (April 16, 2004)

 
 

"Concerning the Sonata da Chiesa." Spring Meeting of the American Musicological Society?Southwest Chaper, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. (March 6, 2004)

 
 

"Handel, Ritornello Form, and the Church Aria." The Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for the Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico. (February 27, 2004)

 
 

"In Search of the Church Sonata." Eleventh Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. (July 15, 2004)

 
 

""?Indianist? Composers, Native American Melodies, and the White Imagination of the Early Twentieth Century"." Seventeenth Congress of the International Musicological Society, Leuven, Belgium. (August 7, 2002)

 
 

"?Convention, Style, and Affect in the Late-Seicento Sonata?." Tenth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, University of La Rioja, Logro?o, Spain. (July 18, 2002.)

 
 

"?In Search of a Stile Accademico in the Earliest Esperimenti d'Esame of the Bolognese Accademia Filarmonica?." Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. (April 5, 2002)

 
 

"?Topic Theory and the Late-Seicento Sonata?." Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (November 2, 2002)

 
 Invited Talks
 

“The Renaissance Modes and the Delusions of Analytical Authenticity,” Rey M. Longyear Lecture Series, School of Music, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, October 18, 2013.

 
 

"“Emblems of Authority: The Modes in Italian Baroque Music,” The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bellagio, Italy,." (October 13, 2011)

 
 

"Speaker, Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University." (June 14-17, 2011)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Church Keys, Modal Theory, and the Late-Seicento Sonata." Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. (April 17, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "La teoria modale, i tuoni ecclesiastici e la sonata tardo-secentesca." Facolt¿ di Lettere e Filosofia, Universit¿ degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. (June 28, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "La teoria modale, i tuoni ecclesiastici e la sonata tardo-secentesca." Facolt¿ di Lettere, Universit¿ degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy. (June 5, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "La teoria modale, i tuoni ecclesiastici e la sonata tardo-secentesca." Facolt¿ di Musicologia, Universit¿ degli Studi di Cremona-Pavia, Cremona, Italy. (May 30, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "La teoria modale, i tuoni ecclesiastici e la sonata tardo-secentesca." Facolt¿ di Lettere, Universit¿ degli Studi di Calabria, Cosenza, Italy. (May 23, 2007)

 
 

Author.  "Modal Theory, Tonal Practice, and Italian Instrumental Music of the Baroque." Universit¿t Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. (July 11, 2006)

 
 

Author.  "Musical Topoi of the Sacred and the late-Seicento Church Sonata." Universit¿t Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. (July 7, 2006)

 
 

"Handel's borrowings and the "Handel" Gloria." Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Department of Performance Studies, Texas A & M University. (October 22, 2004)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"The Practical, the Speculative, and the Personal in G. M. Bononcini's Modal Theory." King's College London & UK Royal Musical Association Study Day: The Analysis of Baroque Music, c. 1630-1730, King's College, London, London, U.K.. (November 12, 2005)

 
 Lectures
 

"Traditions of music theory and theories of tonal organization, c1550-1700." Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi, Venice, Italy. (July 1, 2016)

 
 

“Emblems of Authority:  The Modes in Italian Baroque Music,” The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bellagio, Italy, October 13, 2011.

 
 Panelist
 

Author/presenter.  "Lo stile tonale seicentesco e la teoria settecentesca." XIV Convegno Internazionale, Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi ¿ Como, Brescia, Italy. (July 17, 2007)

 
 

Author/presenter.  "Tonal pluralism in Settecento theory: the analyses of Giuseppe Paolucci." 18th Congress of the International Musicological Society, Z¿rich, Switzerland. (July 12, 2007)

 
 

Author.  "Tonal Pluralism in Settecento Theory: the Analyses of Giuseppe Paolucci." Twelfth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, Instytut Muzykologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warsaw, Poland. (July 27, 2006)

 
 Session Chair
 

Session chair.  "Presidente di Sessione (Session Chair)." XIV Convegno Internazionale, Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi ¿ Como, Brescia, Italy. (July 17, 2007)

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. (2015 - 2015)

 Other, A History of Western Music. Norton. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Music in the Baroque . Norton. (2014 - 2014)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Milan Milisavljevic, D.M.A. The Evolution of Viola Playing as Heard in Recordings of William Walton's Viola Concerto. (2011) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 ACLS research fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (February 18, 2011)

 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, America and Italian Fulbright Commissions (January 1-April 30, 2007)

 NEH Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities (June & July, 2007)

 Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Rice University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (May, 2006)

 Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Rice University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (May, 2006)

 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, America and Italian Fulbright Commissions (January 1-May 1, 2007)

 NEH Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities (June & July, 2007)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Residency
 Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center Residency. from the Rockefeller Foundation website: The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity.”, Bellagio, Italy. (September-October, 2011)
Positions Held
 Member of the Board of Directors, Houston Early Music. (2009 - 2012)

 Referee/reviewer, Israel Science Foundation. (2007 - 2007)

 Chair of the adjudication committee, American Musicological Society, AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. (2007 - 2007)

 At-large member, American Musicological Society, Advisory Council. (2007 - 2007)