As a hobbyist composer who composes in "almost" traditional music styles (baroque-like, classical-like etc.), I am at a stage where I would like to compose authentic music in a specific style.
I have studied harmony and voice leading from both Aldwell & Schachter's and Walter Piston's books, and counterpoint from Fux's book (at least some revised version of it) and am at a level that allows me to understand the language spoken in these books. The books, justifiably, don't teach how to write "like" a composer.
I would like to know how to write in the style of mid to late Italian baroque composers, anywhere from Corelli, through Vivaldi, to Pergolesi. I am aware that in theory I should be able to take 30 concertos of aforementioned composers and slice them with a musical scalpel left to right and top to bottom, and learn from what I find. In practice, however, this is not the way to go for many reasons.
I am looking for a serious textbook, or other source, that teaches/explains/helps how to write in this style (I'm sure there is no book exactly on this topic). I have started to do my own research into this and into compositional techniques such as durezze e ligature, but one needs a real guide for it to be done correctly. Can anyone suggest such textbook?