Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain Annual Study Day

Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain Annual Study Day

27 Nov 2015
  • Music
  • Special Events
10.00 – 17.30
Tickets £16 in advance, £21 on the day

This study day includes papers on a variety of subjects related to eighteenth-century music and culture in Britain. Details of the programme can be found below. For more information and tickets email or call 020 7841 3606.

10:00     Coffee and registration

10:30     Ciara Conway (Queen’s University, Belfast) – Anglo-Irish comic opera in London: John O’Keeffe and William Shield’s The Poor Soldier (1783)

11:00     Helen Crown (Ross-on-Wye) – The significance of Lewis Granom for the one-keyed flute

11:30     Douglas MacMillan (University of Oxford) – The bird fancyer’s delight: a tutor for canaries and gentlemen

12:00     Bryan White (University of Leeds) – Dr Cooke’s protest: Newly discovered documents in the Special Collections at the University of Leeds

12:30     Paul Boucher (London) – The Montagus: a family through music

*** Lunch (13:00 – 14:00)***

14:00     Hannah Templeton (King’s College, London) – The Mozarts and the City of London: a revised context for the Swan and Hoop Tavern appearances

14:30     Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson (Brentwood, Essex) – Richard Leveridge as a victim of crime: the rewards and perils of digitisation

15:00     Matthew Spring (Bath Spa University) – ‘Signor Humbuggo Scrapissimo’, the ‘little Adventurer of the day’: the career of Giuseppe and Christina Passerini in Bath and Bristol, 1753-1758

*** Reports / Tea (15:30 – 16:00) ***

16:00     Randall Scotting (Royal College of Music, London) – The operatic aria ‘Son qual nave’: mistaken attributions and an eighteenth-century virtuosic tradition

16:30    Andrew Pink (London) – Freemasons, french horns, and fracas: some evidence of marching bands in early eighteenth-century London

17:00    Conference ends