Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England

Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England

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In the London of Shakespeare and William Byrd, Thomas East was the premier, often exclusive, printer of music. As he tells the story of this influential figure in early English music publishing, Jeremy Smith also offers a vivid overall portrait of a bustling and competitive industry, in which composers, patrons, publishers, and tradesmen sparred for creative control and financial success. It provides a truly comprehensive study of music publishing and a new way of understanding the place of musical culture in Elizabethan times. In addition, Smith has compiled the first complete chronology of East's music prints, based on both bibliographical and paper-based evidence.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 147.3 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 6 halftones, 3 line illus
  • 0195139054
  • 9780195139051
  • 2,155,502

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...the book is a valuable one: the data themselves are significant, and the theories stimulating...he has marshaled much new evidence and produced a fascinating series of hypotheses well worth further consideration. * Renaissance Quarterly *
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About Jeremy L. Smith

Jeremy L. Smith is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder
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