Music in Eighteenth-Century England: Essays in Memory of Charles Cudworth

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 13, 1983 - Music - 265 pages
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English eighteenth-century music is comparatively neglected as an academic topic despite its increasing popularity with listeners, both on record and in the concert hall. Yet England in the eighteenth century was the scene of the liveliest and most various musical activity. The essays in this book, by leading English and American scholars, are devoted to the social and intellectual background, and to the composers who dominated the period, including Handel and Haydn.
 

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Contents

Thomas Tudways History of Music
19
Purcellian passages in the compositions of G F Handel
49
the texts and their sources
79
The recovery of Handels operas
103
notes on John Christopher Smith the younger
135
a checklist
171
New light on the libretto of The Creation
189
some additions and annotations
213
A bibliography of the writings of Charles Cudworth
245
Index
259
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