Versailles: French Music of the
17th & 18th Centuries
Dr. Palmer's own arrangements and transcriptions of French Airs de cour, Marin Marais' Les Folies de'Espagne, and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain's dramatic, schizophrenically exuberant Violin Caprices.
"Dr. Palmer's knowledge of early 18th century French agrements is comprehensive and refined...She is clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of this music. It speaks so exotically to our modem ears that are more accustomed to the conventions of Italian and German Baroque sensibilities."
New York Concert Review 2001
Janabar: Armenian Liturgical Hymns
Soprano Helene Zindarsian's collection of hymns with arrangements featuring Dr. Palmer
Books and Sheet Music
Ornamentation According to CPE Bach & JJ Quantz
Dr. Palmer's book examining C.P.E. Bach's and Quantz's directives on appoggiaturas and trills: how to recognize the type of appoggiatura or trill, how to determine the execution of the ornament that will best enhance the musical phrase. Examines the different ornamentation practices between baroque music, rococo music of C.P.E. Bach and his contemporaries, and classical music of Haydn and Mozart.
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"Clearly, the author is knowledgeable about ornamentation...For a performer learning one of these flute concerti or the keyboard versions of the same works, the book would be invaluable...Palmer's suggestions are well researched, and her knowledge of the subject is very thorough...anyone who is interested in a serious examination of the topic should find the book helpful."
American Music Teacher Magazine 2002
Flute Talk Magazine 2002
Recorder Magazine 2002