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Compiled by scholars with unrivalled knowledge of the sources, this dictionary provides biographies of all musicians and instrument makers employed by the English court from 1485-1714. A number of the musicians featured here have never previously received a dictionary entry. Coverage of these minor figures helps to flesh out the picture of musical life in the court in a way which individual studies of more major composers cannot. In addition to basic biographical details, entries feature information on: appointments; probate material; family background; heraldry; signatures and holograph documents; subscriptions to books; bibliographic references. A finding-list of variant names, details of the succession of court places assumed by musicians and an index of subjects and place names completes this comprehensive reference work.
Andrew Ashbee is a lecturer for the Worker's Educational Association. His series RECM has received wide acclaim. David Lasocki is Head of Reference Services in the Music Library at Indiana University, USA, and author of The Bassanos. Peter Holman is Lecturer in Music at King's College, London and Director of The Parley of Instruments. Fiona Kisby is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in music at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has completed her PhD on The Royal Household Chapel in Early-Tudor London, 1485-1547 (London 1996), sections of which have recently been published in Early Music and Early Music History.
Contents: Volume I: (646 pages); Introduction; Notes on entries; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Bibliographical codes; Names: a Finding List for Variants; The Dictionary: A-H. Volume II: (635 pages); The Dictionary: I-Z; The Succession of Places of Court Musicians: The Private Music; strings, keyboard, wind, drums; Trumpeters; The Chapel Royal men; Tables showing family connections between court musicians; Index of Subjects and Places; Addenda.
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