Bound for America: Three British Composers by Nicholas Temperley

By Nicholas Temperley

In "Bound for America", Nicholas Temperley files the lives, careers, and song of 3 British composers who emigrated from England in mid-career and have become leaders within the musical lifetime of the yank Federal period. William Selby of London and Boston (1738-98), Rayner Taylor of London and Philadelphia (1745-1825), and George okay. Jackson of St. Andrews, long island, and Boston (1757-1822) have been one of the first educated expert composers to make their domestic in the USA, and are in general considered as pioneers within the construction of an art-music culture within the New global that mirrored the esteemed "classical" tune of the Continent. the 3 composers all all started their paintings in London, one in every of Europe's maximum facilities of tune. Why, in center age, might they to migrate and begin over in doubtful and adverse stipulations? How did the recent atmosphere have an effect on their lives and careers? In looking solutions, Temperley explores every one musician's younger interval in England, uncovering a lot new fabric. He compares their lives, careers, and compositional kinds within the nations and displays on American musical nationalism, and the altering emphasis in American musical historiography.

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The annual meeting of the Charity Children of London was sponsored by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, but the archives of the society, now at Cambridge University Library, do not include minutes of the committee for the annual meeting, and its printed annual reports do not name the organists. If Selby indeed received this appointment, it may have required full citizenship. 24 Green acquiesced by becoming a freeman of the Leathersellers’ Company. Selby may have decided to forestall a similar action by claiming his patrimonial right to become a freeman.

Example 8. Selby, “The Chace of the Hare,” keyboard introduction ing conventional for Scottish and Irish airs. “The Rural Retreat” works the Alberti bass with a vengeance. But in the equally pianistic “The Lovely Lass,” perhaps Selby’s best song, he achieves a fine flow and balance between voice and accompaniment (fig. 3). ” The song has charm, but again Selby overdoes the rattling accompaniment, this time in left-hand triplets.

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