KEYBOARD instrument music, MUSIC -- Manuscripts, and GUINEA (Coin)
The article offers information on composer William Byrd or Watton, who composed a group of substantial keyboard works that are present in British Library. Topics include a note in the British Library's copy of the catalogue shows that the manuscript was purchased on August 3,1877 at a cost of five guineas, and identifies the buyer as ‘Crampton' and the music between the parchment leaves is written on pages roughly in height and width.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts and KEYBOARD instrument music
The article focuses on the manuscript "Arcana Fairfaxiana" mentioned in the book "The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. Topics include the manuscript contains information about composer William Byrd's keyboard music which has hitherto gone unnoticed in musical circles and the manuscript was discovered (indeed, seemingly rescued) and prepared for publication by George Wendell.
Austrian-born pianist. Paul Wittgenstein (VIHT-gehn-shtin) was born into the wealthy and distinguished Jewish Wittgenstein family of Vienna. His brother was the famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Paul Wittgenstein’s father made a fortune as an industrialist and was a prominent patron of artists, writers, and musicians. Wittgenstein grew up in the midst of the progressive arts of Vienna. His father collected paintings and music manuscripts, and most of the famous musicians of Vienna (including Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, and Richard Strauss) were frequent quests at his home. His mother was a pianist and an organist, and Wittgenstein at an early age played the piano and developed an interest in a career as a pianist.
March, Narcissus, Public libraries, History of library collection development, and Eighteenth century
Dublin prospered economically during the resplendent eighteenth century Georgian era. New suburbs spread beyond the city’s old medieval walls, and new bridges crisscrossed the River Liffy to accommodate the bustling city’s expansion. Dublin also gained cultural attention, attracting playwrights such as Willipam Congreve. Jonathan Swift was dean of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral from 1713 to 1745. George Frideric Handel conducted the first public performance of the Messiah in Dublin in 1742, and Archbishop Narcissus Marsh opened Ireland’s first public library, Marsh’s Library, located behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Early Music. May2019, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p147-160. 14p.
CONTRAFACTA, OPERAS, VOCAL music, MUSICAL notation, and MUSIC
The article focuses on New Spanish contrafacts such as liturgical arrangements of excerpts from Italian opera seria, and multipurpose pieces originally composed to accommodate multiple liturgical text in order to understand better the processes involved in repertory expansion. It mentions haphazard emendations to music manuscripts and remarkable expressive continuity with their models and preserve or transform affective literary material.
Folk Music Journal. 2019, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p6-31. 26p.
FOLK music, MANUSCRIPTS, TUNE-books, FIDDLERS, MUSICAL notation, and ENGLISH music
The remnants of a past English musical practice exist in handwritten manuscripts, sometimes known as 'fiddlers' tunebooks', which beautifully preserve and document a largely amateur, monophonic instrumental practice. These manuscript sources are vastly under-explored academically, reflecting a wider omission in scholarship on instrumental music of the 'ordinary' people in the nineteenth century. This article focuses on the human element of mid- to late nineteenth-century manuscripts, aiming to reveal the type of person involved in their creation. Using the compilers of three case-study manuscripts from the west of England alongside a wider sample of music manuscripts, I draw out key characteristics which define the compilers as young, married, working-class men from a rural environment. The demographic traits are considered and ideas put forward as to how and why the profile is thus shaped, and what elements were advantageous to music manuscript production. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]