English eighteenth-century music is comparatively neglected as an academic topic despite its increasing popularity with listeners, both on record and in the concert hall. Yet England in the eighteenth century was the scene of the liveliest and most various musical activity. The essays in this book, by leading English and American scholars, are devoted to the social and intellectual background, and to the composers who dominated the period, including Handel and Haydn.
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Table of Contents
1. The beginnings of provincial concert life in England Michael Tilmouth; 2. Thomas Tudway's History of Music Christopher Hogwood; 3. Purcellian passages in the compositions of G. F. Handel Franklin B. Zimmerman; 4. 'Or rather our musical Shakspeare': Charles Burney's Purcell Richard Luckett; 5. Walsh's editions of Handel's Opera 1-5: the texts and their sources Donald Burrows; 6. The recovery of Handel's operas Winton Dean; 7. Intellectual contexts of Handel's English oratorios Ruth Smith; 8. Handel's successor: notes on John Christopher Smith the younger Alfred Mann; 9. The late additions to Handel's oratorios and the role of the younger Smith Anthony Hicks; 10. Handel's harpsichord music: a checklist Terence Best; 11. New light on the libretto of The Creation Nicholas Temperley; 12. The English symphony: some additions and annotations to Charles Cudworth's published studies Jan LaRue; 13. Thematic index of English symphonies Charles Cudworth and Jan LaRue; 14. A bibliography of the writings of Charles Cudworth Richard Andrewes.