Ancient Scotish Melodies; From a Manuscript of the Reign of King James VI with an Introductory Enquiry Illustrative of the History of the Music of SCO

Ancient Scotish Melodies; From a Manuscript of the Reign of King James VI with an Introductory Enquiry Illustrative of the History of the Music of SCO

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...Scotica," and supposes the latter personage to have been intended for the Dean of the Chapel-Royal, the Bishop of Galloway, or " Sir William Rogers, the great English musician, (the Sir being often applied to ecclesiastics, ) or some other eminent foreigner." Sir William Rogers, however, was not an ecclesiastic, he was a layman; and Ferrerius, Drummond, and other authorities, concur in stating, that he was promoted by the king to the honour of knighthood. FoL lxxiii. 232. b Vol. i. p. 210, Dalyell's edit. - A similar regulation prevailed in the Chapel-Royal of Edward IV., a part of the musicians belonging to it being, in like manner, retained for the king's private amusement, as well as the religious service of the chapel; from which, and other circumstances we have already hinted, (tupra, p. 106, ) that James III. had probably borrowed the idea of the Scotish establishment from his brother of England. See Hawkins's History, vol. ii. p. 290. veyed away in grants of titularity to laymen; and individuals were appointed to the different offices who were non-resident, and incapable of serving, --a circumstance of less moment, as the choral service, and all instrumental music, having been forbidden, their occupation was, in fact, at an end, and no farther duty remained. In this state of things, we observe,3 that in 1586, " Thomas Hudson, musician, maister of his Majestie's chaipell-royall," was " appointed, with power to him to searche and try the auld foundatioun of the said chaipell-royall; and all superstitioun and idolatrie being abolist, to follow and embrace the form, so far as it aggreis with Goddes worde, and religioun presentlie profest within the realme." We find, accordingly, that in 1610 the service was...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236604733
  • 9781236604736