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The Blackwell History of Music in Britain: The Seventeenth Century, Volume 3

Ian Spink (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-16518-7
560 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume explores the social and cultural background to the music of the period, and gives a thorough historical context to the developments in British music. Following an introductory section on the social and cultural background of the seventeenth century, there are chapters by leading musicologists and musical historians on various aspects of music making.
There is a full range of music examples, a thorough bibliography and an index.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Contributors.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. Music and Society: Ian Spink (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College).

2. Church Music I, Before the Civil War: Lionel Pike (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College).

3. Church Music II, From 1660: Ian Spink.

4. Vocal Music I, up to 1660: David Greer (University of Durham).

5. Vocal Music II, from 1660: Ian Spink.

6. Consort Music I, up to 1660: Christopher D. S. Field (University of Edinburgh).

7. Consort Music II, from 1660: Michael Tilmouth and Christopher D. S. Field.

8. Music for the Stage I, before the Civil War: Peter Holman (Colchester).

9. Music for the Stage II, from 1650: Margaret Laurie (Reading University Music Library).

10. Barry Cooper (University of Aberdeen).

11. Solo Music for Tablature Instuments: Matthew Spring (London).

12. Writings about Music: Rosamond McGuinness (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College).

Notes.

Bibliography and Abbreviations.

Index.

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Author Information

Ian Spink is also the series editor for the Blackwell History of Music in Britain and his publications include An Historical Approach to Musical Form (1967) and English Song: Dowland to Purcell (1974).
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The Wiley Advantage

  • First overall survey of seventeenth-century English music
  • Contains new material on consort music and keyboard music
  • Covers the end of the first Golden Age to the time of Purcell.
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Reviews

"Excellent." Blackwell History

"Blackwell's latest volume must be highly praised and recommended to anyone with an interest in this period. We have a deservedly expanding bibliography of our island's musical story." Musical Times

"The most comprehensive account yet of English music of the period. This is a book that has been awaited for a long time. Comes up to expectations." Early Music News

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