By C. F. Abdy Williams

C. F. Abdy Williams (1855-1923), a famous tune pupil, traced the historical past of the self-discipline at Oxford and Cambridge from the 15th century to the overdue Victorian interval during this 1894 e-book. He discusses the earliest files of levels within the topic, the institution of professorships, the necessities for levels and the ceremonies linked to their conferral. He presents biographical details for graduates from as early as 1463, noting that English tune of this early interval used to be in a truly complicated level in comparison to that of the remainder of Europe. He additionally comprises, in an appendix, the names of these individuals who're pointed out as graduates yet whose names don't seem within the collage files. His booklet unearths the significance connected to the cultivation of track on the historical British universities and the status connected to their students over a number of centuries.

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As no one appears to have taken a musical degree this year, v/e may presume that this Concert or Music Act was given by members of the University, under the direction of the Professor. , of St. John's College, spoken at the opening of the Senate House on July 6, 1730. It consists, like the last, of a Latin speech followed by some English verses addressed to the ladies, and likewise ending with an allusion to the Concert about to commence. This Concert was Dr. Greene's exercise, a setting of Pope's " Ode to St.

Let the bright Seraphim " CHORUS. ' * Let their Celestial Concerts " Between the Acts, (By particular Desire). CONCERTO, ORGAN, by Master CROTCH Handel. Handel. Handel. ACT II. OVERTURE—"Saul" SONG—Master HOLMES (By particular Desire). "From thy waves, stormy Lannow " Handel. Dr. Hayes. DUETT—Messrs. NORRIS and MATHEWS. " Haste, my Nanette " Travers. CONCERTO—Violoncello, Mr. MONRO Triklin. SONG—Mr. NORRIS. " From rosy Bowers " Purcel. CONCERTO 8 Corelli. CORONATION ANTHEM. " God is our Hope " Handel.

Here are weekly performances of vocal and instrumental music every Monday evening, and the quarterly choral perform* The cornet of those days was a wooden instrument covered with leather, with a cup mouthpiece and finger-holes. Being very short, it was difficult to play steadily in tune, and its tone is very harsh to modern ears. It was the treble of the serpent. Examples of it exist in most public and private collections. f Wordsworth, " Social Life," p. 201. { Page 29. THE CULTIVATION OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITIES.

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