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The English Plainchant Revival (Oxford Studies in British Church Music Series)

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The revival of plainchant in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England was a turning point in the history of Anglican and Catholic musical worship. It led in its time to not only the preservation of much-loved melodies, but also to heated controversy. By the middle of the nineteenth-century, plainchant had returned as a central part of traditional liturgy. This book provides a general introduction to the sources of the plainchant revival in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ...

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Overview

The revival of plainchant in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England was a turning point in the history of Anglican and Catholic musical worship. It led in its time to not only the preservation of much-loved melodies, but also to heated controversy. By the middle of the nineteenth-century, plainchant had returned as a central part of traditional liturgy. This book provides a general introduction to the sources of the plainchant revival in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England.

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Table of Contents

Conventions of Terminology, Reference, and Presentation
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Music Examples
Abbreviations
Location of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Introduction: The English Catholic Plainchant Revival 1
Pt. I The Plainchant Revival in the Eighteenth-Century Roman Catholic Church in England 5
1 A General Introduction to Post-Tridentine Liturgical Books and Plainchant in Europe 9
2 Aspects of Eighteenth-Century Roman Catholic History in England 48
3 Plainchant in the English Catholic Church, 1748-1799 72
4 The Works of John Francis Wade 104
5 Manuscripts by Scribes other than Wade 141
Pt. II The Revival of Plainchant in the Nineteenth-Century Roman Catholic Church in England 165
6 English Catholic Plainchant: The Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the 1850s 169
7 Roman Catholic Plainchant Apologetics: the 1840s to 1850s 216
Pt. III The Revival of Plainchant in the Nineteenth-Century Anglican Church 249
8 Nineteenth-Century Anglican Plainchant Sources 255
9 Anglican Plainchant Apologetics: the 1820s to 1860s 303
Epilogue: Aspects of the Twentieth-Century Revival in England 347
Appendix 359
Bibliography 363
Index 395
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