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Title Thomas Tomkins : the last Elizabethan / edited by Anthony Boden ; with commentaries on Tomkins's music by Denis Stevens [and others]
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Chapter Introduction -- part Part One The Lives and Times of Thomas Tomkins and his Family -- chapter 1 Lostwithiel -- chapter 2 St David’s -- chapter 3 Menevia Sacra -- chapter 4 Gloucester -- chapter 5 Her Majesty’s Chapel -- chapter 6 Worcester -- chapter 7 Awfull Majestie -- chapter 8 The Greatest Maecenas -- chapter 9 Sceptre and Crown -- chapter 10 Sacred and Profane -- chapter 11 A Faithful City -- chapter 12 Distracted Times -- part Part Two The Music of Thomas Tomkins -- chapter 13 Musica Deo sacra -- chapter 14 Songs of 3, 4, 5 and 6 Parts -- chapter 15 Music for Keyboard Instruments -- chapter 16 Consort Music -- part Part Three Further Commentaries -- chapter 17 Thomas Tomkins: An Appreciation / Bernard Rose -- chapter 18 Sacred Music omitted from Musica Deo sacra / Peter James -- chapter 19 Thomas Tomkins: Borrowings, Self-borrowings and Homage / David R.A. Evans
Summary "Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), a major figure of the Golden Age of British music, was arguably the greatest of all Welsh-born composers. Living through one of the most revolutionary periods in British history, his professional life was spent in the service of the Crown and the Church at both the Chapel Royal and Worcester Cathedral. Surviving the Civil War, the suppression of the music of the English Church, the closure of the Chapel Royal, the destruction of his organ at Worcester and the devastation of the city, Tomkins was able to find the strength and inspiration to continue composing secular music of fine quality." "Much of Tomkins's output has survived, including his collection of music for the Anglican rite, Musica Deo sacra, published posthumously in 1668. His work embraced both sacred and secular vocal music, pieces for keyboard and for viol consort, thereby proving him to be one of the most versatile figures of English Renaissance music." "Tomkins has still not reached the 'household name' status of his great teacher, William Byrd, or of his close friend and colleague, Orlando Gibbons, but he is undoubtedly worthy of much greater recognition. The book complements the increasing number of live performances and recordings of Tomkins's music, both sacred and secular, and such a comprehensive account of the man and his work should appeal to early music scholars, performers and music lovers alike."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 14, 2017)
Subject Tomkins, Thomas, 1572-1656.
Tomkins, Thomas, 1572-1656.
Composers -- England -- Biography.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
MUSIC / Reference
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Boden, Anthony, editor.
ISBN 1351539167