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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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Composition, Cosmopolitanism, and Musical Miscellany

Composition, Cosmopolitanism, and Musical Miscellany

(p.167) Chapter 4 Composition, Cosmopolitanism, and Musical Miscellany
The Power of Pastiche

Alison C. DeSimone

Liverpool University Press

Chapter 4 discusses musical miscellany form the point of view of the composer, who was required to master a multitude of musical styles and languages in order to achieve prominence and patronage in London. Analysis of theatrical, vocal, and instrumental works by composers active between 1700 and 1720 indicate that their experiments with stylistic miscellany helped to shape the tastes of their audiences.

Keywords:   Miscellany, Composition, Cosmopolitanism, Eighteenth century, England, Charles Dieupart, John Ernest Galliard, Thomas Clayton, Nicola Haym, Opera

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