The Musical Times and Singing-Class Circular; George Frederick Handel

The Musical Times and Singing-Class Circular; George Frederick Handel

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...brought disaster and ruin on this distinguished patron of music, and finally his magnificent house was sold and destroyed, and all its belongings scattered to the winds. The Oegan (p. 88) which stood in the chapel was sold at auction. A bill, printed in 1748, is still extant; its items are as follows: --To cash, paid Mr. Ch. Cock (the Auc- s. d. tioneer) for the organ as it stood at Cannons 117 2 0 To do., paid Mr. Jordan for taking it down and carriage to London... 16 0 0 To do., do, for repairs... 105 0 0 To do., do., for a new swell 30 0 0 To do., do., for repairs and carriage to Gosport 8 0 0 To cash, paid Mr. Richard Mullings for painting the organ (a coat of white paint over the old oak), as per bill 1 14 0 The organ was, as we see by the above, removed to Gosport, and erected in the church or chapel of the Holy Trinity; a minute in the vestry-book for the year 1748 says the organ was opened on the 8th of May of that year. There is also the following: " Item. An organ purchas'd from the Duke of Chandois Chapell at Cannons, near London, by the subscriptions of the Inhabitants. Cost and charges, 342 16s. 7d. Open'd the 8th May, 1748." This organ underwent repair some twelve years since; the old flue work is of exquisite quality, and of very individual character; but, alas! the action is worn out, and the sound-boards, to judge by the frequent cyphering, anything but sound. The parish is a very poor one, and 1 have therefore no hesitation in inviting all lovers of Handel to join with me in subscribing a fund to restore this organ, one of the most interesting relics of the great musician. Subscriptions may be sent to the Vicar, the Rev. W. Lee, Holy Trinity, Gosport. The Fac-Simile from Handel's sketch or note-book now in...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578988
  • 9781236578983