British Music, Musicians and Institutions, C. 1630-1800 Essays in Honour of Harry Diack Johnstone.

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Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated,, Volume v.28, Woodbridge, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (317 p.). (2021)





Description based upon print version of record.British Music, Musicians and Institutions, c.1630-1800 -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Music Examples -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction -- Part I: Performers and Performance Style -- Henry, Elizabeth, and George -- Wilhelm Cramer, the Professional Concert, and the Foundation of the Modern Symphony Orchestra -- Thomas Vincent (1723-1798) -- J.C. Bach and the 'true Organ Style' -- Part II: Composers and Secular Institutions -- Henry Purcell's Mad Songs in the Theatre and Concert Rooms in the Eighteenth CenturyFrom 'Fowle Originall' to 'Printed for the Author' -- James Lates of Oxford and his Sixteen Minuets -- William Hayes (1708-1777), Professor of Music -- Part III: Sacred Music and Institutions -- Music and Musicians at Westminster Abbey, 1685-1760 -- Catholic Church Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain -- Precedents for the Symphony Anthem -- Part IV: Dissemination: Copying, Printing, and Publishing -- 'You can't have it of Smith except you'll have it wrote out on Purpose' -- The Earliest Surviving Engraved Music Plates? -- Epilogue: Musica Britannica and the Eighteenth CenturyHarry Diack Johnstone: A Tribute -- Bibliography of the Publications of Harry Diack Johnstone -- Index -- Tabula GratulatoriumBuilding upon the developing picture of the importance of British music, musicians and institutions during the eighteenth century, this book investigates the themes of composition, performance (amateur and professional) and music-printing, within the wider context of social, religious and secular institutions.