The oboe concertos of Sir William Herschel
Sir William Herschel, first president of the Royal Astronomical Society, spent the first part of his adult life as a resourceful & respected professional musician ,composing, teaching, & performing on the oboe. W. Davis Jerome, Professor of Music at Rutgers University & conductor for the Mozart Society in Philadelphia, has transcribed four of Herschel's oboe concerti:
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Page 8 - This messa da voce was too frequent for my taste, and has the same melancholy effect on me as the tones of Dr. Franklin's musical...
Page 5 - And William Herschel, in his powdered wig, Waiting upon the platform, to conduct His choir and Linley's orchestra? He stood Tapping his music-rest, lost in his own thoughts And (did I hear or dream them?) all were mine: My periwig's askew, my ruffle stained With grease from my new telescope!
Page 10 - English society in the middle of the eighteenth century and exemplified in the concerts of music promoted by JC Bach and CF Abel in the Hanover Square rooms in London.
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Page 6 - English expatriates who were popular in Charleston, South Carolina in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.