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An annotated catalogue of the music manuscripts in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

9781576471159

An annotated catalogue of the music manuscripts in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

Folger Shakespeare Library. Ed. by Richard Charteris.

Pendragon Press

2005

749 pages

$86.00

Hardcover

Annotated reference tools in music; no.6

ML136

A catalog of the Folger Shakespeare Library's music manuscripts in Washington DC has been unavailable until this volume. Charteris (U of Sydney, Australia) aims to bring to light previously unexamined manuscripts in the collection. The 168 entries range from fragments to longer manuscripts and correspondence from the ninth to twentieth centuries, mostly from the UK, but also from other European countries and the US. They represent a variety of musical genres and are by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Purcell, Handel, Dowland, Gounod, Mozart, Lassus, Verdi, Anton Rubinstein, Clara Schumann, and several British composers, in addition to incidental music to Shakespearean plays, among many other sources. The listings, in pressmark order, contain a description, imprint, comments on the paper, provenance, accession number, commentary about its features, microfilm if available, relevant publications, and the music within the source. Some facsimiles are included. Three indexes are of former owners, names and places, and titles and genres.

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