Musical Exchange between Britain and Europe, 1500-1800
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575 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

26 b/w. 115 line. Illustrations

Series: Music in Britain, 1600-2000

Imprint: Boydell Press

Musical Exchange between Britain and Europe, 1500-1800

Essays in Honour of Peter Holman

Edited by John Cunningham and Bryan White

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This book explores the exchange of music, musicians and musical practice between Britain and the Continent in the period c.1500-1800.
This book explores the exchange of music, musicians and musical practice between Britain and the Continent in the period c.1500-1800. Inspired by Peter Holman's research and performing activities, the essays in the volume developthe theme of exchange and dialogue through the lenses of people, practices and repertory and consider the myriad ways in which musical culture participated in the dynamic relationship between Europe and Britain. Key areas addressed are music and travel; music publishing; émigré musicians; performing practice; dissemination of music and musical practice; and instruments. Holman's work has revealed the mechanisms by which continental practices were adapted to local circumstances and has helped to show that Britain enjoyed a vigorous musical culture in the long eighteenth century, in which native proponents produced original works of quality and interest and did not simply copy continental models. Following avenues opened up by Holman' scholarship, contributors to this volume explore a variety of ways in which the cross-fertilization of music and musicians has enriched European, and especially British, cultureof the early modern period.
Introduction - John Cunningham and Bryan White
'Qui en ont porté la connoissance dans les autres Royaumes': The Transmission of Music for Viols by Emigrant Composers in Seventeenth-Century England - Patxi del Amo
'The Tunes of the usual French Dances at COURT and DANCING SCHOOLS': The Repertoire and Musical Practice of Dancing Masters in Restoration England - Andrew Woolley
'An Inexhaustible Treasure of Harmony'? Composition and Variation in William Babell's Twenty-four Solos - Alan Howard
The Fashion for Corelli in Eighteenth-Century England - Min-Jung Kang
'After the Italian manner': Finger, Pepusch and the First Concertos in England - Robert G Rawson
Geminiani's Minuets in Britain and on the Continent - Rudolf Rasch
Battles and Bransles: The Role of the Swiss Pair in Early Modern Courtly Society - Nancy Hadden
Lost in Translation?: Louis Grabu and John Dryden's Albion and Albanius - Bryan White
The Figuring of Bass Parts in German Dance Music from the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century; What it Tells us About their Performance - Michael Robertson
Harmonic Language and Playing Style of English 'Continued Bass' in the Seventeenth Century - Thérèse de Goede
Melodic Aspects of the Cadential Six-Four in Eighteenth-Century Music - Michael Talbot
'Before him stood sundry sweet Singers of this our Israel': The Chorus Singers for Handel's London Oratorio Performances - Donald Burrows
'Seven Young Hautboys': The Impact of German Hautboisten on English Musical Life, 1680-1800 - Samantha Owens
British Concert Repertoire and its Dispersal in Europe: Sets of Parts in the Utile Dulci Library, Stockholm - Fiona Smith
Angelo Notari and the English Court - Johnathan Wainwright
The Elusive Identity of John Playford - Robert Thompson
James Sherard as Music Collector - Stephen Rose
New Light on William Corbett's Gresham College Bequest - John Cunningham
Philip Hayes and the Preservation and Dissemination of Purcell's Music in Eighteenth-Century England - Rebecca Herissone
Rameau and the English - Graham Sadler
Stephen Storace as a Disciple of Mozart - Julian Rushton
Working with Peter Holman: From a Seat in The Parley of Instruments - Judy Tarling
Peter Holman: A Family Memoir - Tricia Holman
The Works of Peter Holman
Index

JOHN CUNNINGHAM is a Reader and Director of Research at the School of Music and Media, Bangor University.

BRYAN WHITE is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at the School of Music, University of Leeds.

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June 2020

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Title Details

575 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

26 b/w. 115 line. Illustrations

Series: Music in Britain, 1600-2000

Imprint: Boydell Press