The Music Library Association has awarded the 2007 Vincent H. Duckles Award to Mary Lewis for her three-volume work Antonio Gardano, Venetian Music Printer, 1538–1569, published by Garland Press. The award is given annually for “the best book-length bibliography or other research music tool.” The Awards Committee, chaired by Cheryl Taranto (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), stated in their recommendation:
This study has been published over the course of 17 years, and is now complete with volume 3 appearing in 2005. It stands as a major reference work on Gardano’s music editions, osme of the most important sources of 16th century music, and a remarkable study of renaissance publishing. Lewis is meticulous in her work, employing a number of approaches in her study of Gardano’s role, including bibliographical, historical, and cultural considerations. This work will certainly stand as a major reference work on Renaissance music printers and publishers.
The award was announced at the MLA’s 2007 business meeting, held in Pittsburgh on March 3, in conjunction with the MLA’s joint meeting with the Society for American Music.