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The Power of PasticheMusical Miscellany and the Cultural Identity in Early Eighteenth-Century England$
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Alison C. DeSimone

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954774

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781942954774.001.0001

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Shaping English Identity in the Songbook Miscellany

Shaping English Identity in the Songbook Miscellany

(p.99) Chapter 3 Shaping English Identity in the Songbook Miscellany
The Power of Pastiche

Alison C. DeSimone

Liverpool University Press

Chapter 3 shows how many collections of printed music compiled miscellaneous pieces from opera and concerts, as well as folk tunes, drinking songs, and even instrumental music into anthologies that could be purchased. These collections offer the opportunity to understand what publishers believed would sell; in other words, songbooks betray the developing tastes of London audiences through the lens of miscellany print culture.

Keywords:   Songbook, Anthology, Miscellany, Variety, Taste, Love, Eighteenth century, England, Music publishing, collection

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