A Short History of Cheap Music: As Exemplified in the by George Grove

By George Grove

The writer Novello used to be highly influential in making song reasonable for a much broader component to the Victorian public. a brief background of inexpensive track, released in 1887, makes a speciality of Novello's function. It starts with the institution of the home in 1811, while the founder, Vincent Novello, revealed his first e-book at his personal own fee. quickly afterwards the home made on hand reasonable variations of significant musical compositions together with Mozart's and Haydn's lots, Purcell's sacred track, and numerous Italian and English works. It additionally revealed various courses and journals devoted to song, encouraged the aid of taxes on tune, and organised occasions for the development of the musical arts. the writer indicates how through discovering more affordable equipment for printing track, setting up affordable live shows, and constructing new choral societies, the home of Novello progressively created a style for track between new audiences, a method paralleled this day within the new media.

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The practice of music in private life was rare, and its cultivation in the domestic circle somewhat apologetic. The chief show piece on the pianoforte was still the " Battle of Prague," or "The Linnet Waltz/ 1 written "by somebody and dedicated to everybody. ' Music was not cultivated for its own sake, but for some relative association. The flute was a favourite instrument with gentlemen who desired to be thought musical, because it was convenient and portable, and suited well with the dismal bearing affected by C2 20 CHEAP MUSIC.

14 CHEAP MUSIC. 1811-1836. vocal parts at five shillings each. The books 1 and 3 of the "Lieder ohne Worte," or Songs without Words, had been published previously. * This work, which was the most noteworthy publication of the year, was the first new oratorio of itsdimensions given -forth within the century. Upon its success the fortunes of the house of Novello were built, and the spirit of enterprise involved in the matter guided and directed all future transactions in which the house engaged. " J.

1837-1847. anthems, hymns, songs and solo hymns, duets and trios, psalmody, PurcelFs sacred music, oratorios, cantatas and large psalms, collections of sacred music, cheap musical classics, and so forth. No. 3. Separate Vocal and Instrumental Parts for Church Choirs, Singing Classes, and Choral Societies. In this list we find oratorios, cantatas, anthems, and large psalms, single choruses, English church services, anthems, Latin music, overtures in separate parts, &c. This, one of the older forms of the catalogue, was published partly by arrangement with Mr.

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