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William Lawes is arguably one of many best English composers of the early 17th century. Born in Salisbury in 1602, he rose to prominence within the early 1630s; in 1635 he received a prestigious put up one of the elite inner most musicians of Charles I (the "Lutes, Viols and Voices"). With the outbreak of civil struggle in 1642, Lawes took fingers in aid of the king; he died through the Siege of Chester in September 1645. This ebook is split into 3 sections. the 1st is a contextual exam of song on the court docket of Charles I, with particular connection with the abovementioned arcane staff of musicians; a lot of Lawes's surviving consort song appears to be like to were written to be played through this workforce. the rest of the booklet bargains with William Lawes the composer. the second one part is an in depth examine of Lawes's autograph assets: the 1st of its variety. It contains sixty two black and white facsimile photographs, and whole inventories of all of the autographs, and provides ground-breaking new examine into Lawes's scribal hand, the resources and their features, and new proof for his or her chronology. The 3rd part includes six chapters on Lawes's consort tune; in those chapters a variety of issues are tested, reminiscent of chronology, Lawes's compositional procedure, and the connection among Lawes's track and the court docket context from which it arose. This publication should be of curiosity to students engaged on English tune within the Early glossy interval, but in addition to these drawn to resource stories, compositional approach and the functionality of song within the Early glossy courtroom. JOHN CUNNINGHAM is a examine affiliate on the tuition of track, collage of Leeds.
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