Bound for America
Three British Composers
By (author) Nicholas Temperley
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Bound for America by Nicholas Temperley
Book DescriptionNicholas Temperley documents the lives, careers, and music of three British composers who emigrated from England in mid-career and became leaders in the musical life of Federal-era America. William Selby of London and Boston (1738-98), Rayner Taylor of London and Philadelphia (1745-1825), and George K. Jackson of London, New York, and Boston (1757-1822) were among the first trained professional composers to make their homes in America and to pioneer the building of an art-music tradition in the New World akin to the esteemed European "classical" music. Temperley compares their lives, careers, and compositional styles in the two countries and reflects on American musical nationalism and the changing emphasis in American musical historiography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075957
(5830mm x 3895mm x 534mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicholas Temperley
Music and the Wesleys, Paperback (October 2010)
The music, religion, and relationships of the exceptional Wesley family
Music of the English Parish Church, Paperback (November 2005)
This volume provides an anthology of parish church music of all kinds from the fifteenth century to the twentieth, newly edited from primary sources for study or for performance.
Haydn: The Creation, Paperback (May 1991)» View all books by Nicholas Temperley
In this account of one of the masterpieces of the classical period, the author places "The Creation" within the oratorio tradition and contrasts the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Temperley
Nicholas Temperley is a professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Music of the English Parish Church, Haydn: The Creation, The Hymn Tune Index, and several other books.
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