Music and the Reformation in England 1549-1660

Music and the Reformation in England 1549-1660

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In the years following the Act of Uniformity in 1549, musicians seemed to thrive on the challenge of the New Prayer Book, and the successive reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I bought a rich and varied repertory of vernacular church music. Peter Le Huray traces these developments in great detail, drawing on many contemporary sources to illuminate the music and its social and religious background.
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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 154 x 224 x 34mm | 780.17g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 46tabs.mus.exs.
  • 0521294185
  • 9780521294188
  • 2,253,483

Table of contents

1. Music and the English Reformation; 2. The Elizabethan Settlement; 3. The Chapel Royal; 4. Some Performance Problems; 5. Trends and Influences; 6. '... the order of Common Prayer as it is to be sung in Churches'; 7. Edwardian and Early Elizabethan Church Music; 8. The Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries: William Byrd and his Contemporaries; 9. Thomas Tomkins and his Contemporaries; 10. William Child, his Contemporaries and the Stile Ntiovo in England; 11. Published '... for the recreation of all such as delight in Musicke'.
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