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The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins I
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360 Pages

22 x 14 cm

8 b/w. 148 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Toccata Press

The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins I

The Fantasias for Viols

by Andrew Ashbee

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This first volume of a projected two volume study of the music of John Jenkins concentrates exclusively on his consorts for viols.
John Jenkins (1592-1678) was both the most prolific and most esteemed of English composers between the death of Byrd and the rise of Purcell. During his long life he was employed as a resident musician in East Anglian noble households and became a court musician to Charles II in his later years.

This is the first in a two-volume study of Jenkins and his music. It presents a biographical introduction to the composer then concerns itself exclusively with the superb consorts for viols which dominate the early part of the composer's career. It is profusely illustrated with music examples and discusses virtually every work in this form.

ANDREW ASHBEE is an internationally renowned expert on C17th English instrumental music, has edited a number of volumes of music from the period, and is an author, broadcaster and lecturer.

Andrew Ashbee is internationally known as an expert on seventeenth-century English instrumental music, particularly that of John Jenkins. He is the author of numerous articles and reviewsin leading music journals, and he has broadcast and lectured in England, America and Holland.

"Ashbee's...scholarship is exemplary and his book is easy to read...an extremely important contribution to our knowledge of English music of the seventeenth century, and will no doubt be the standard work on Jenkins for some time to come." LUTE SOCIETY JOURNAL
"One could not have a more sure-footed guide." JOURNAL OF THE VIOLA DA GAMBA SOCIETY

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9780907689355

April 2010

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Title Details

360 Pages

2.2 x 1.4 cm

8 b/w. 148 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Toccata Press