Early Concert-life in America (1731-1800)

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Breitkopf & Härtel, 1907 - Concerts - 338 pages
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OCLC Number: 1296857
Music -- United States -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Concerts -- United States -- 18th century.

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Page 207 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 251 - Tickets to be delivered at the place of performance at Five shillings each. The Concert to begin exactly at Six o'clock, and no Tickets will be delivered after Five the day of performance. "NB There will be no admittance after Six.
Page 276 - Prayer, [for the whole state of Christ's Church Militant here on earth,] together with one or more of the Collects, concluding with the blessing.
Page 181 - Charter of the Corporation for the Relief of the Widows and Children of Clergymen in the Communion of the Church of England, in America...
Page 110 - Music, in the presence of a numerous and polite audience. The whole Band consisted of 230 vocal and 50 instrumental performers ; which, we are fully justified in pronouncing, was the most complete, both with respect to number and accuracy of execution, ever, on any occasion, combined in this city, and, perhaps, throughout America.
Page 187 - Chorus sung before Gen. Washington as he passed under the triumphal arch raised on the bridge at Trenton, April 2ist, 1789. Set to music and dedicated by permission to Mrs. Washington by A.
Page 316 - The Want of Instruments, together with the Niggardliness of the People of this Place, and their not having a Taste for...
Page 314 - Dr. Berkenhead and Co. entertained the inhabitants of Salem with a "Concert" on Thursday evening. Washington Hall was well filled. Mrs. Berkenhead, though indisposed, sang with feeling and taste ; Mrs. Spencer with emphasis and correctness; and Mr. Spencer was loudly applauded and repeatedly encored by the gallery boys! The Bastile by the Doctor, was admirably played on an elegant harpsichord, belonging to a respectable family in that town.
Page 9 - This is to give notice that there is lately sent over from London, a choice Collection of Musickal Instruments, consisting of Flageolets, Flutes, Haut-Boys, BassViols, Violins, Bows, Strings, Reads for Haut-Boys, Books of -Instructions for all these Instruments, Books of ruled Paper.
Page 159 - Consort of Musick, Vocal and Instrumental for the Benefit of Mr. Pachelbell, the Harpsichord Part performed by himself. The Songs, Violins and German Flutes by private Hands.

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