Restoration Cathedral Music, 1660-1714

Restoration Cathedral Music, 1660-1714

by Ian Spink
     
 

Ian Spink, a leading authority on seventeenth-century English music, has carried out a remarkable new investigation of the musical sources of the Restoration period, and of the archives of every cathedral and choral foundation. For the first time, perhaps, the true character and shape of this period of musical history is revealed, taking in the work of the great

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Ian Spink, a leading authority on seventeenth-century English music, has carried out a remarkable new investigation of the musical sources of the Restoration period, and of the archives of every cathedral and choral foundation. For the first time, perhaps, the true character and shape of this period of musical history is revealed, taking in the work of the great men of the age, including Purcell, Locke, and Handel, and many lesser masters such as Humfrey, Blow, Clarke, Weldon, and Croft.

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"Spink's very rich book is the first to put masses of information drawn from sources modern and ancient, familiar and nearly unknown, into anything approaching a useful synthetic form....Scholars are in considerable debt to Spink; all serious musical libraries must buy this book."—Choice

"Through his advocacy and interpretation, Spink has provided an extraordinary survey of the musical sources and the archives of the important foundations of the Restoration period."—Choral Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198161493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Studies in British Church Music Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.28(d)

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Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

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