This collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field looks at various aspects of musical life in eighteenth-century Britain. The significant roles played by institutions such as the Freemasons and foreign embassy chapels in promoting music making and introducing foreign styles to English music are examined, as well as the influence exerted by individuals, both foreign and British. The book covers the spectrum of British music, both sacred and secular, and both cosmopolitan and provincial. In doing so it helps to redress the picture of eighteenth-century British music which has previously portrayed Handel and London as its primary constituents.

chapter ONE|13 pages

Eighteenth-Century English Music: Past, Present, Future

ByPeter Holman

part 1|104 pages

Institutions and Networks

part 2|72 pages

Genre and Repertoire

chapter SEVEN|19 pages

A Reappraisal of Provincial Church Music

BySally Drage

part 3|68 pages

Sources and Resources

part 4|40 pages

Individuals and Style

chapter ELEVEN|21 pages

Maurice Greene's Harpsichord Music: Sources and Style

ByH. Diack Johnstone