Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England

Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England

by Jeremy L. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195139054

ISBN-13: 9780195139051

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the London of Shakespeare and William Byrd, Thomas East was the premier, often exclusive, printer of music. As he tells the story of this influential figure in early English music publishing, Jeremy Smith also offers a vivid overall portrait of a bustling and competitive industry, in which composers, patrons, publishers, and tradesmen sparred for creative

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In the London of Shakespeare and William Byrd, Thomas East was the premier, often exclusive, printer of music. As he tells the story of this influential figure in early English music publishing, Jeremy Smith also offers a vivid overall portrait of a bustling and competitive industry, in which composers, patrons, publishers, and tradesmen sparred for creative control and financial success. It provides a truly comprehensive study of music publishing and a new way of understanding the place of musical culture in Elizabethan times. In addition, Smith has compiled the first complete chronology of East's music prints, based on both bibliographical and paper-based evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139051
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Life and Early Career of Thomas East9
2Music Printing as an Enterprise in London before 158819
3Bibliographical Issues: East's Music Printshop and Chronological Puzzles38
4Music Publishing during Byrd's Monopoly (1588-1593) Part I: Byrd's Publishing Agenda55
5Music Printing during Byrd's Monopoly (1588-1593) Part II: The Benefits to East69
6The Morley Era: Competition in London Music Printing and Publishing (1593-1602)76
7Thomas East and the Sphere of Public Affairs in the Twilight Years of the Elizabethan Era96
8East's Last Years, His Legacy, and the Two Music Patents of the Early Stuart Era (1603-1611)112
Conclusion127
Abbreviations and Sigla132
App. 1: Tables135
App. 2Observations on Typographical Variants among East's Hidden Editions and Their Originals143
App. 3The East-Hassell-Snodham-Field Connection146
App. 4Checklist of Music Editions Printed by Thomas East148
Notes175
Select Bibliography216
Index229

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