Music in Eighteenth Century Britain

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David Wyn Jones
Ashgate Publishing, Limited, 2000 - Music - 318 pages
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This collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field looks at various aspects of musical life in eighteenth-century Britain. The significant roles played by institutions such as the Freemasons and foreign embassy chapels in promoting music making and introducing foreign styles to English music are examined, as well as the influence exerted by individuals, both foreign and British.The book covers the spectrum of British music, both sacred and secular, and both cosmopolitan and provincial. In doing so it helps to redress the picture of eighteenth-century British music which has previously portrayed Handel and London as its primary constituents.

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Contents

Freemasonry and Musical Life in London in the Late
72
The London Roman Catholic Embassy Chapels and their Music
101
Italian Violoncellists and some Violoncello Solos Published
121
Britain Designed by Tempest and engraved by John Smith 1702
123
the Judith Oratorios of De Fesch
158
A Reappraisal of Provincial Church Music
172
Interspersed with Symphonies Being particularlv designd
185
Handels 1735 London Version of Athalia
193
a Social and Bibliographical Resource
213
1766
232
New Light on Musicians Music
234
Sources and Style
261
Index
299
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