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Author Holman, Peter, 1946-

Title Four and twenty fiddlers : the violin at the English court, 1540-1690 / Peter Holman.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  787.209420903 HOLM  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford monographs on music.
Oxford monographs on music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-478) and index.
Contents List of Music Examples -- 1. 'Quagmires of History and Terminology': The Origin of the Violin -- 2. 'The Place of a Musicon in Ordinary': Place and Patronage at Court -- 3. 'Mynstrelles with Straunge Soundes': Fiddles, Rebecs, and Viols at the Early Tudor Court -- 4. 'Ministers of Pastime': The String Consort 1540-1558 -- 5. 'Musicke of Violenze': The Elizabethan String Consort -- 6. 'Common Musicke': The Violin outside the Court -- 7. 'Nach Englischer Art': A 'Lost' Repertoire of Elizabethan Dance Music -- 8. 'In the Arte of Musicke and Skill of Danceing': The Jacobean Court Orchestra -- 9. 'Coperarios Musique': The Households of Prince Henry and Prince Charles -- 10. 'His Majesties Musique of Violins': The Caroline Court Orchestra -- 11. 'The Fancy-Musick': The Violin and Court Chamber Music 1625-1663 -- 12. 'The Fideldedies': Charles II and the Twenty-four Violins -- 13. 'Waiters upon the Violin': The Twenty-four Violins at Court.
14. 'By Intervals Design'd': Music for the London Stage -- 15. 'Infinitely Gallant': Court Masque and Opera -- 16. 'The French Fantastical Light Way': Violins in the Chapel Royal -- 17. 'A Mighty Musique Entertainment at Court': Reform and Retrenchment 1685-1690 -- App. A. Succession of Places for String-Players at the Early Tudor Court -- App. B. Succession of Places for Court Violinists 1540-1642 -- App. C. Succession of Places in the Twenty-four Violins 1660-1685 -- App. D. Some Sizes of Court Violin Bands in Performance 1607-1685 -- Bibliography: Books and Articles -- Bibliography: Music.
Subject String ensembles -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
String ensembles -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- England -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- England -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 019816145X (cloth : acid-free paper) £50.00