Music by subscription : composers and their networks in the British music-publishing trade, 1676-1820 /

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ;, p.xiv, 254 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01030583, (OCoLC)fst01030595, (OCoLC)fst01030641, 18e siècle., 18th century., Aspect social, Édition, fast, Grande-Bretagne, Great Britain, History, Industrie, Mécénat, Music, Music patronage, Music patronage., Music publishing, Music publishing., Music trade, Music trade., Musique, Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction / Simon D. I. Fleming and Martin Perkins -- Section 1. The production of musical works by subscription -- Thomas Mace and the publication by subscription of Musick's Monument (1676) / Stephanie Carter -- Cecilia Maria Barthélemon's Three Sonatas, op 1 / Michael Kassler -- Maria Hester Park and her subscribers / Lise Karin Meling -- Publishing music by subscription in eighteenth-century Edinburgh : John Watlen and his collections of Circus Tunes / Simon D. I. Fleming ; William Felton and John Pixell : the musical circles of the vicar composer / Simon D. I. Fleming -- Section 2. The consumption of music published by subscription -- Gentry, servants, and musicians : a network of subscribers in north-east England / Roz Southey -- The music-making of the Bridgeman family, Weston Park / Martin Perkins -- A big data study: musical societies in subscription lists / Simon D. I. Fleming and Martin Perkins -- Strathspeys, reels and instrumental airs : a national product / Karen E. McAulay -- Profiting from the slave economy and subscribing to music : the British experience in the eighteenth century / David Hunter -- Foreign composers, the subscription market, and the popularity of continental music in eighteenth-century Britain / Simon D. I. Fleming."This book breaks new ground in the social and cultural history of eighteenth-century music in Britain through the study of a hitherto neglected resource, the lists of subscribers that were attached to a wide variety of publications, including musical works. These lists shed considerable light on the nature of those who subscribed to music, including their social status, place of employment, residence, and musical interests. Through broad analysis of subscription data, the contributors reveal insights into social and economic changes during the period, and the types of music favoured by groups like music clubs, the aristocracy, the clergy, and by men and women. With chapters on female composers and listeners, music and the slave economy, musical patronage, the print trade, and nationality, this book provides innovative perspectives that enhance our understanding of music's social spheres, the emergence of music publishing, and the potential of digital musicology research"--