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The English plainchant revival /
Bennett Zon.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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xxi, 410 p. : music
ISBN
0198165951 (acid-free paper)
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
isbn
0198165951 (acid-free paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2928326
 
Bibliography: p.[363]-393.
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Reviews
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'a salutary book to read for those of us concerned with the revival of early music.'Early Music Review - 55 - November 1999
Comprehensive ... a vital reference manual for scholars wishing to pursue further research in this field.
Fascinating study ... Bennett Zon ... combines rigorous scholarship with stimulating musical, liturgical and theological insights.
'fascinating study ... Bennett Zon ... combines rigorous scholarship with stimulating musical, liturgical and theological insights'Ian Bradley, Church Times 10/09/99
'The book makes a useful introduction to the history of plainchant from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.'Michael A. Testa, Anglican and Episcopal Hist.
This book fills a significant lacuna in current scholarship and fills it well ... This is plainchant history of a particular type, not often encountered in the scholarly literature, and well worth the attention of both music and church historians.
With ... this publication, Bennett Zon has accomplished what might be called a biographical coup. Music historians of eighteenth-century England have known of the ambassadorial chapels in London and presumed that mass was read, but little did most suspect how vigorous a world of plainchant occurred there. Not only was the mass sung, but books were published ... to instruct people how to do so. And, Zon shows these practices led directly to the public, Anglican as well as Catholic, revival of plainchant in the nineteenth century.
'With ... this publication, Bennett Zon has accomplished what might be called a biographical coup. Music historians of eighteenth-century England have known of the ambassadorial chapels in London and presumed that mass was read, but little did most suspect how vigorous a world of plainchantoccurred there. Not only was the mass sung, but books were published ... to instruct people how to do so. And, Zon shows these practices led directly to the public, Anglican as well as Catholic, revival of plainchant in the nineteenth century.'Michael A. Testa, Anglican and Episcopal Hist.
'With ... this publication, Bennett Zon has accomplished what might be called a biographical coup. Music historians of eighteenth-century England have known of the ambassadorial chapels in London and presumed that mass was read, but little did most suspect how vigorous a world of plainchant occurred there. Not only was the mass sung, but books were published ... to instruct people how to do so. And, Zon shows these practices led directly to the public,Anglican as well as Catholic, revival of plainchant in the nineteenth century.'Michael A. Testa, Anglican & Episcopal Hist.'The book makes a useful introduction to the history of plainchant from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.'Michael A. Testa, Anglican & Episcopal Hist.'a salutary book to read for those of us concerned with the revival of early music.'Early Music Review - 55 - November 1999'fascinating study ... Bennett Zon ... combines rigorous scholarship with stimulating musical, liturgical and theological insights'Ian Bradley, Church Times 10/09/99
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Summaries
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This volume aims to present a detailed exploration of the revival of the English plainchant in the 18th and 19th century. It examines ecclesiastical history and the work of John Francis Wade and Roman Catholic and Anglican apologetics.
Long Description
The revival of plainchant in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England was a turning point in the history of Anglican and Catholic musical worship. It led in its time to not only the preservation of much-loved melodies, but also to heated controversy. By the middle of the nineteenth-century, plainchant had returned as a central part of traditional liturgy. This book provides a general introduction to the sources of the plainchant revival in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England.
Main Description
This study provides a general introduction to the sources of the plainchant revival in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. Part I examines the eighteenth-century Catholic revival, in particular the work of John Frances Wade, a Roman Catholic plainchant scribe and publisher. His workcentred on the Roman Catholic foreign embassy chapels in London during the waning years of the recusancy period, and his collaboration with contemporary publishers and musicians is evidenced in numerous contemporary letters, music manuscripts, and printed works. In Part II the starting point for theRoman Catholic revival is Novello's A Collection of Sacred Music and for the Anglican revival, Reinagle's A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. Pro-Gregorian enthusiasts monitored the progress of the revival well into the nineteenth century, but it was not until the late 1830s that plainchant becamea cause celebre in Anglican and Catholic worship alike. A multiplicity of plainchant publications followed well into the 1870s, with Thomas Helmores ranking first among them. By this time plainchant had become an integral, albeit controversial, part of musical worship in both churches. Bennett Zon brings together a host of previously undiscovered or unknown eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sources, drawing mainly upon printed and manuscript works. Contemporary periodical and occasional literature provide further insight into their musical and social contexts. This is as much a source book for ecclesiastical history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as it is a chronicling of the plainchant revival, and it will be of interest to ecclesiastical historians, plainchant enthusiasts, church musicians, and bibliographers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Conventions of Terminology
Reference, and Presentation
Abbreviations
Location of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Preface
The Plainchant Revival in the Eighteenth-Century Roman Catholic Church in England
Introduction to Part 1
A General Introduction to Post-Tridentine Liturgical Books and Plainchant in Europe
Aspects of Eighteenth-Century Roman Catholic History in England
Plainchant in the English Catholic Church, 1748-1799
The Works of John Francis Wade
Manuscripts by Scribes Other than Wade
The English Plainchant Revival in the Nineteenth-Century Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches
Introduction to
The Revival of Plainchant in the Nineteenth-Century Roman Catholic Church in England
English Catholic Plainchant, the beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the 1850s
Roman Catholic Plainchant Apologetics, the 1840s to 50s
Nineteenth-Century Anglican Plainchant Sources
Anglican Plainchant Apologetics, the 1820s to 60s
Epilogue: Aspects of the Twentieth-Century Revival in England
Bibliography
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