Essays on the History of English Music in Honour of John Caldwell

Essays on the History of English Music in Honour of John Caldwell

Sources, Style, Performance, Historiography

Edited by Emma Hornby, David Maw

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Overview

Overview

Articles on English music, from the medieval period to the present day, centred on four of the major areas of scholarly enquiry.
The major themes of the essays in this collection reflect the work of the distinguished scholar John Caldwell, professor of music at Oxford University and a composer in his own right. There is a strong focus on early music, with contributions considering the medieval carol, sources for seventeenth- and eighteenth-century harpsichord music, and the transmission of fifteenth-century English music to the Continent; but they range right up to the twentieth century, with an examination of music in Oxford. All are concerned in one way or another with themes which recur in Professor Caldwell's scholarship: sources; style; performance; and historiography.

Contributors: SALLY HARPER, DAVID HILEY, EMMA HORNBY, HARRY JOHNSTONE, MARGARET BENT, DAVID MAW, MATTHIAS RANGE, REINHARD STROHM, PETER WRIGHT, MAGNUS WILLIAMSON, JOHN HARPER, SIMON MCVEIGH, CHRISTOPHER PAGE, OWEN REES, SUSAN WOLLENBERG, JOHN ARTHUR SMITH, BENNETT ZON, DAVID MAW.

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April 2010
8 black and white illustrations
364 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843835356
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC AV, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC MUS020000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Emma Hornby
Traces of Lost Late Medieval Offices? The Sanctilogium Angliae, Walliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae of John of Tynemouth (fl.1350) - Sally Harper
The saints venerated in medieval Peterborough as reflected in the antiphoner Cambridge, Magdalene College, F.4.10 - David Hiley
Interactions between Brittany and Christ Church, Canterbury in the tenth century: the Linenthal leaf - Emma Hornby
A new source of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English harpsichord music by Barrett, Blow, Clarke, Croft, Purcell and others - H. Diack Johnstone
The earliest fifteenth-century transmission of English music to the continent - Margaret Bent
'Phantasy mania': Quest for a National Style -
Purcell's 1694 Te Deum and Jubilate: its Successors, and its Performance History -
Imitative counterpoint in mid-fifteenth-century English Mass settings - Reinhard Strohm
Double cantus firmus compositions in the Eton Choirbook - Magnus Williamson
Englishness in a Kyrie (Mis)attributed to Du Fay - Peter Wright
Continuity, discontinuity, fragments and connections: the organ in church c.1500-1640 - John Harper
'As the Sand on the Sea Shore': Women Violinists in London's Concert Life around 1900 - Simon McVeigh
The carol in Anglo-Saxon Canterbury - Christopher Page
Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza and music in an English Catholic house in 1605 - Owen Rees
Music in Oxford, 1945-1960: The years of change - Susan Wollenberg
Three Anglican Church Historians on Liturgy and Psalmody in the Ancient Synagogue and the Early Church - John Arthur Smith
Histories of British Music and the Land Without Music: National Identity and the Idea of the Hero - Bennett Zon
Epilogue: John Caldwell (1938- ): Scholar, Composer, Teacher, Musician -

Reviews

The affection as well as the respect in which John Caldwell is held by other scholars exudes unmistakably from the pages of this volume in his honour. (...) This brilliantly researched, engagingly written, and elegantly produced volume (...) its enduring significance will surely lie in its explorations of new historical material, its suggestive reconsiderations of the well known, and it's opening up of new areas of research. MUSIC & LETTERS

The seventeen essays have much that is of interest to the thoughtful reader with an interest in the organ and its music, most particularly in relation to its presence - and absence - in liturgical settings. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ORGAN STUDIES

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