Music for St Cecilia's Day : from Purcell to Handel / Bryan White.

In 1683 English court musicians and the Musical Society of London joined forces to initiate annual observations of St Cecilia's Day (22 November), celebrating the occasion with a feast and the performance of specially composed musical odes. The most prominent composers and poets of the age wrot...

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Main Author: White, Bryan, 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Woodbridge, Suffolk : The Boydell Press, 2019.
Series:Music in Britain, 1600-2000 ; v. 22.
Table of Contents:
  • The rise and fall of the London Cecilian feasts 1683-1700
  • 'A splendid entertainment' : the Musical Society and the organization of the Cecilian feast
  • The London odes 1683-1700
  • 'Church-musick vindicated' : services for St Cecilia's Day
  • Provincial celebrations of St Cecilia's Day
  • Cecilian music in London after 1700.