Cowgill, Rachel & Rushton, Julian: Music in the British Provinces, 1690–1914 (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Preface; Introduction: centres and peripheries, Rachel Cowgill and Peter Holman; 'A pretty knot of musical friends': the Ferrar brothers and a Stamford music club in the 1690s, Bryan White; Music in the Minster close: Edward Finch, Valentine Nalson and William Knight in early 18th-century York, David Griffiths; A little light on Lorenzo Bocchi: an Italian in Edinburgh and Dublin, Peter Holman; Disputing choruses in 1760s Halifax: Joah Bates, William Herschel, and the Messiah Club, Rachel Cowgill; The role of gentleman amateurs in subscription concerts in North-East England during the 18th century, Roz Southey; The string quartet in 18th-century provincial concert life, Meredith McFarlane; John Baptist Malchair of Oxford and his collection of 'national music', Susan Wollenberg; Music of rural byway and rotten borough: a study of musical life in mid Wiltshire, c.1750–1830, Christopher Kent; Mr White, of Leeds, Robert Demaine; The Larks of Dean: amateur musicians in Northern England, Sally Drage; Finding themselves: musical revolutions in 19th-century Staffordshire, Sarah E. Taylor; Lost luggage: Giovanni Puzzi and the management of Giovanni Rubini's farewell tour in 1842, E. Bradley Strauchen-Scherer; Outside the cathedral: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, local music-making, and the provincial organist in mid-19th-century England, Peter Horton; Music for St. Cuthbert, 'patron saint of the faithful North': the musical repertory of St Cuthbert's Catholic Church, Durham, 1827–1910, Thomas Muir; 'That monstrosity of bricks and mortar': the town hall as music venue in 19th-century Stalybridge, Rachel Milestone; The provincial music festival in Britain in the 19th century: a case study of Bridlington, Catherine Dale; Educating England: networks of programme-note provision in the 19th century, Christina Bashford; Index.