By C. F. Abdy Williams
C. F. Abdy Williams (1855-1923), a famous song pupil, traced the background of the self-discipline at Oxford and Cambridge from the 15th century to the overdue Victorian interval during this 1894 publication. 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 offers biographical details for graduates from as early as 1463, noting that English song of this early interval used to be in a truly complex level in comparison to that of the remainder of Europe. He additionally contains, in an appendix, the names of these individuals who're pointed out as graduates yet whose names don't look within the collage files. His ebook finds the significance hooked up to the cultivation of track on the old British universities and the status hooked up to their students over a number of centuries.
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Dr. "— Hearne's " Life of Wood," p. 497. 48 DEGREES IN MUSIC. violist and singer, ejected from a choir; John Packer, one of the University musicians, and others. The weekly meetings contributed very much to the improvement of those who frequented them, and were continued till the Restoration, when they gradually ceased, since the " Masters of Music " were all restored to their several places, and the members of the University had no one to lead them. Besides the above gatherings, there were meetings every Friday night of the " Scholastical Musitians " at the various colleges, to which some of the Masters of Music would commonly retire; but these only continued two or three years.
Page 29. THE CULTIVATION OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITIES. " There is a collection of programmes in the Bodleian Library, of which the following is a specimen :— BENEFIT CONCERT. MUSIC ROOM, FEBRUARY 26, 1789. ACT I. OVERTURE—Occasional Oratorio Handel. SONG—Mr. MATHEWS. " Softly arise " Dr. Boyce. * GLEE, Four voices. " In vain you tell " Geminiani, harmonized by Dr. Hayes. QUARTETTO—Flute, Mr. JACKSON Lidl. SONG—Mr. NORRIS. " Let the bright Seraphim " CHORUS. ' * Let their Celestial Concerts " Between the Acts, (By particular Desire).
The story of his uncomplimentary reason for refusing is shown by Chrysander to be unauthentic—See Diet. Nat. , Vol. , p. 284. 30 DEGREES IN MUSIC. ceased to have any connection with the public ceremonies, and at Cambridge they were held in College Chapels instead of in the University Church, or the Senate House, as formerly. In Professor Walmisley's time they generally took place in Trinity Chapel, and later in various other chapels ; in 1878, for instance, Doctors' exercises were performed in the Chapels of St.