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Study Day: Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Study Day: Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
24 Nov 2017
  • Special Events
The popular Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain study day returns to the Museum for its 33rd year


Tickets £17 (£21 on the door)

At this annual study day hear papers on subjects related to eighteenth-century music and culture. See the full programme below and download the speaker abstracts to the right of this page.


Chairs: Ann van Allen-Russell, Colin Timms

10:00    Coffee and registration

10:15    Cheryll Duncan (Royal Northern College of Music) – Musical life in the King’s Bench Prison circa 1760: new evidence from the Courts of Common Pleas and Exchequer

10:45    Colin Timms (Birmingham) – First and last: Steffani and the Academy of Ancient Music

11:15-11:45    Coffee / reports (from 11:30)

11:45    Douglas MacMillan (Guildford) and Isobel Clarke (Royal College of Music) – A musical enigma: the bass recorder in the long eighteenth century

12:15    Catherine Crisp (Emsworth) – The clarinet in London’s popular culture (circa 1760 – circa 1810)

12:45    Amanda Babington (Manchester) – The ‘other’ Scottish pipes: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Musette

13:15-14:00    Lunch

14:00    Roya Stuart-Rees (Royal Holloway) – Music for the Marine Society

14:30    Micah Anne Neale (Royal Holloway) – Erddig’s Servants: Music, Space, Status

15:00    Sally Drage (Congleton) – ‘Vital spark’: music and musicians in eighteenth-century Liverpool

15:30-16:00    Tea

16:00    Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson (Chelmsford) – New light on the Baroness

16:30    Randall Scotting (Royal College of Music) – Influencing perceptions: Senesino in Bononcini’s La Griselda of 1722

17:00    Conference ends


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