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A Biographical Dictionary of English Court Musicians, 1485-1714
     

A Biographical Dictionary of English Court Musicians, 1485-1714

by Andrew Ashbee, David Lasocki, Peter Holman, Fiona Kisby
 

ISBN-10: 1859280870

ISBN-13: 9781859280874

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Compiled by scholars with unrivalled knowledge of the sources, this dictionary provides biographies of all musicians and instrument makers employed by the English court from 1485-1714. A number of the musicians featured here have never previously received a dictionary entry. Coverage of these minor figures helps to flesh out the picture of musical life in the court

Overview

Compiled by scholars with unrivalled knowledge of the sources, this dictionary provides biographies of all musicians and instrument makers employed by the English court from 1485-1714. A number of the musicians featured here have never previously received a dictionary entry. Coverage of these minor figures helps to flesh out the picture of musical life in the court in a way which individual studies of more major composers cannot. In addition to basic biographical details, entries feature information on: appointments; probate material; family background; heraldry; signatures and holograph documents; subscriptions to books; bibliographic references. A finding-list of variant names, details of the succession of court places assumed by musicians and an index of subjects and place names completes this comprehensive reference work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859280874
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
1282
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.53(h) x 3.27(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Volume I: (646 pages); Introduction; Notes on entries; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Bibliographical codes; Names: a Finding List for Variants; The Dictionary: A-H. Volume II: (635 pages); The Dictionary: I-Z; The Succession of Places of Court Musicians: The Private Music; strings, keyboard, wind, drums; Trumpeters; The Chapel Royal men; Tables showing family connections between court musicians; Index of Subjects and Places; Addenda.

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