Tag Archives: C18 music

To celebrate to commemorate: John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821)

John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821) is synonymous with the Glee, that quintessentially English unaccompanied sentimental part-song, usually for male voices, popular in the 18th and early 19th century for the enjoyment of which the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club … Continue reading

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An evening with the Black Bear Music Club: May 8th 1809

It’s been a long time since we visited my friends at the Black Bear Music Club. High time to put that right and see what they were up to once again, so, setting aside my work on the Hans Keller … Continue reading

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More on Pendlebury hidden collections

Sometimes, when the Pendlebury Library is quiet and term has ended, I disappear from my workplace to reach the secret corners of the library, rooms accessible only to library staff. A door in the library annexe separates the accessible part … Continue reading

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Pendlebury hidden collections

Over the past 25 years the focus of the Pendlebury Library has gradually but clearly shifted from being a research intensive library owning a collection of manuscripts, concert programmes and rare books, to a faculty library primarily supporting teaching. Although music manuscripts … Continue reading

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At the event: UL Friends talk by Margaret Faultless

It’s all in the notes. Or is it?…. On Wednesday February 11th Margaret Faultless gave an absorbing and illuminating lecture-recital to the Friends of the University Library on performance practice at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries taking … Continue reading

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Thomas Busby: the model for MusiCB3?

If the composer, writer and musician Thomas Busby had been alive today he would have been in his element delighting in the ability to get online and blog away to his heart’s content – hot competition though for us here … Continue reading

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From the Stacks: a box of delights

This is the first of a new series of posts where we take an item or two from the thousands in the music stacks which has caught our eye for one reason or another and home in to find out … Continue reading

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