Four and Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court, 1540-1690 / Edition 1

Four and Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court, 1540-1690 / Edition 1

by Peter Holman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198165927

ISBN-13: 9780198165927

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The royal string band at the English court had its origins in a six-man viol consort from Italy brought to England by Henry VIII in the spring of 1540. This book, written by the director of the acclaimed early music group, The Parley of Instruments, charts the history of the royal string band from its beginnings to the time of Purcell. Drawing on a wealth of

Overview

The royal string band at the English court had its origins in a six-man viol consort from Italy brought to England by Henry VIII in the spring of 1540. This book, written by the director of the acclaimed early music group, The Parley of Instruments, charts the history of the royal string band from its beginnings to the time of Purcell. Drawing on a wealth of documentary evidence, much of it new, Holman considers the previous history of instrumentalists at court and recounts the band's establishment at court in the context of the violin's place in sixteenth-century Europe. The first thorough treatment of this subject, Holman's book will be welcomed for the light it sheds on large areas of music history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198165927
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.22(d)

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