Music And Musicians In Early Nineteenth-Century Cornwall: The World of Joseph Emidy - Slave, Violinist and Composer

Music And Musicians In Early Nineteenth-Century Cornwall: The World of Joseph Emidy - Slave, Violinist and Composer

by Richard McGrady

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859893596
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Publication date: 05/31/1991
Series: South-West Studies
Edition description: 1
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Richard MrGrady moved to Cornwall in 1973 to become music lecturer in the Department of Extra Mural Studies of the University of Exeter; he is currently Assistant Director of the Department of Continuing and Adult Education of the University.

Table of Contents

Foreword, vii
Prologue The Native of Portugal, 1
PART ONE: 1775-1799
1 The Slave: Portugal and the Guinea Coast, 15
2 The Indefatigable, 23
PART TWO: CORNWALL 1799-1835
3 New Life: Falmouth, 39
4 A 'display of Beauty, Rank and Fashion': Cornwall's First Music Festivals, 48
5 Truro: Assemblies, Balls and Concerts, 63
6 'So innocent yet so fascinating an amusement...': Concerts across the County, 77
PART THREE: CHURCH AND CHAPEL
7 'A strain so grand and impressive': The Church and its Music, 89
8 Bennett Swaffield and the St. Austell Choir, 103
9 'None but persons of ability and good moral conduct need apply': Organs and organists, 109
PART FOUR: THE THEATRE
10 'A moral and instructive school of rational entertainment': The Theatre, 127
Epilogue The Lost Composer, 143. Appendix A The Byfield Organ in St. Mary's Parish Church, Truro, 150
Appendix B Composers mentioned in concert reports, 152
Notes, 156
Select Bibliography, 162
Index, 165.

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