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The Succession of Organists of the Chapel Royal and the Cathedrals of England and Wales from c. 1538

Shaw, Watkins

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ISBN 10: 0198161751 / ISBN 13: 9780198161752
Published by Oxford, Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK., 1991
Condition: Fine plus Hardcover
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1st edition. 1st printing. Oxford Studies in British Church Music series. Also of the Organists of the Collegiate Churches of Westminster and Windsor, certain academic choral foundations, and the Cathedrals of Armagh and Dublin. Very nice clean bright and firm copy in the usual Oxford blue cloth boards. Has very small label of previous owner's name to pdep (Richard Luckett). DJ has a little wear to top of spine and a crease to the back. Bookseller Inventory # 004549

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Title: The Succession of Organists of the Chapel ...

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The office of cathedral organist has perhaps the longest lineage of any branch of the musical profession in England and Wales, and its occupants, many of them among the leading musicians of their day, have done much to shape the character of musical life. This book establishes, cathedral by cathedral, the chronological sequence of these musicians from about the middle of the sixteenth century to the present time, with detailed references to historic archives. Where additional material is available, this is surrounded by details of each man's personality, the character of his training, work, and tenure, and also his relations with colleagues and superiors, while reference is made to any contribution to wider spheres of musical activity. This book provides material towards musical biography and some aspects of the sociology of music, and illuminates the changing conditions of cathedral musical life.

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