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Synthesizing Styles: International Influence on Organ Music in Restoration England

Abstract Following the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, musical culture gradually began to thrive under the support of royal patronage and the emerging middle class. The newly crowned Charles II brought with him a love of French music acquired during his time in exile at the court of his cousin, the young Louis XIV. Organ builders, most notably Bernard Smith and Renatus Harris, brought new life to the instrument, drawing from their experience on the Continent to build larger instruments with colorful solo stops, offering more possibilities for performers and composers. Although relatively few notated organ works survive from the Restoration period, composers generated a niche body of organ repertoire exploring compositional genres inspir... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Whitten, Emma (Author) / Marshall, Kimberly (Advisor) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Saucier, Catherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Blow / England / Locke / Organ / Purcell / Restoration
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 179 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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