By Nicholas Temperley
In "Bound for America", Nicholas Temperley records the lives, careers, and track of 3 British composers who emigrated from England in mid-career and have become leaders within the musical lifetime of the yankee Federal period. William Selby of London and Boston (1738-98), Rayner Taylor of London and Philadelphia (1745-1825), and George okay. Jackson of St. Andrews, ny, and Boston (1757-1822) have been one of the first knowledgeable expert composers to make their domestic in the United States, and are usually considered as pioneers within the construction of an art-music culture within the New international that mirrored the esteemed "classical" track of the Continent. the 3 composers all begun their paintings in London, one among Europe's maximum facilities of song. Why, in center age, may they to migrate and begin over in doubtful and detrimental stipulations? How did the recent surroundings impact their lives and careers? In looking solutions, Temperley explores every one musician's younger interval in England, uncovering a lot new fabric. He compares their lives, careers, and compositional types within the nations and displays on American musical nationalism, and the altering emphasis in American musical historiography.
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A preface explains that “the favourable Reception the Magdalen Psalms and Hymns have met with from the Public, has induced the Publisher to procure from the late Organists of the Chapel, some new Tunes (which are occasionally perform’d there) to the after-mentioned [or rather, afore-mentioned] Psalms and Hymns, . . ” That is to say, these are alternatives to tunes set to the same texts in the ﬁrst book. It seems quite likely that Selby was the musical editor, if only because three-quarters of the tunes are his own.
March 1780 Died, early Dec. 1798 a. Augmented by an annual collection. 12-51_Temp 16 7/30/03, 9:23 AM William Selby 17 won by 40 votes to 30. This was a considerable victory, though not necessarily on merit. Battishill (1738–1801), an exact contemporary, was to become one of the most prominent of London’s organist-composers. In 1760 Selby was appointed to another London church, St. Sepulchre, Holborn, jointly with the blind organist Samuel Jarvis (c. ”17 A third position came his way in 1766, that of organist to the Magdalen Hospital, which was then in Whitechapel, adjoining the City.
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