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Look Inside An Account of the Musical Celebrations on St Cecilia's Day in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

An Account of the Musical Celebrations on St Cecilia's Day in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080323

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  • Cecilia, a martyr of the early Christian church, has traditionally been honoured as the patron saint of music. Precisely how that association arose remains uncertain, yet she has inspired many composers over the centuries, notably Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten. A music scholar and contributor to the first edition of Grove's Dictionary, William Henry Husk (1814–87) joined the Sacred Harmonic Society in 1834 and served as its librarian from 1852. This captivating work, first published in 1857, was prompted by what Husk felt to be unaccountable neglect by music historians of an important aspect of musical life. His carefully researched summary traces the musical celebrations of Cecilia's feast day, 22 November, in Britain and Europe from 1571 to 1846. An appendix gives the texts of numerous odes written for St Cecilia's Day, including pieces by Dryden and Brady, set to music by Handel and Purcell respectively.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080323
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The legend of St Cecilia
    2. Celebrations of St Cecilia's day in England: London
    3. London celebrations (cont.)
    4. Provincial celebrations
    5. Celebrations in Scotland and Ireland
    6. Continental celebrations
    7. Continental celebrations (cont.)
    Appendix.

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    William Henry Husk

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