A Good Quire of Voices: The Provision of Choral Music at St.George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and Eton College, c.1640-1733
The Provision of Choral Music at St.George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and Eton College, c.1640-1733
This title was first published in 2002: Until relatively recently, musicologists' account of church music in post-Restoration and early Georgian England has been substantially incomplete due to an almost exclusive preoccupation with the music and musicians of the Chapel Royal. The balance is now being redressed and this book begins the task of filling one of the remaining gaps in our understanding of the field. The volume represents a detailed examination of the practical workings of a choral foundation during the later 17th and early 18th centuries, placing the musicians within their wider historical and social contexts, and based on a comprehensive survey of extant archival material.