Beyond Boundaries

Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England

Edited by Linda Phyllis AusternCandace Bailey and Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Contributions by Linda Phyllis AusternKatherine Steele BrokawJane FlynnGraham FreemanChristopher R. WilsonJohn MilsomKatherin R. LarsonSarah F. WilliamsCandace BaileyAlan HowardBryan WhiteRebecca HerissoneAmanda Eubanks WinklerSuzanne AspdenMichael John Burden and Bonny Miller

Published by: Indiana University Press

“This volume draws another aspect of its unity from a metamethodology of systematically testing and adjusting scholarly definitions; in this vein, the editors devote part of their commentary to a series of themes—chiefly space (residential and theatrical), community (in acts of musicking), and the musical work (written/unwritten/oral/aural)— treated in various and complementary ways by the contributors. Essays appear in chronological order, which precludes thematic or boundary-specific grouping, but the editors’ larger sense of purpose has produced a selection of chapters that complement each other interchangeably. Read selectively or in full, Beyond Boundaries equips scholars of sixteenth-through eighteenth-century English music to question their field’s established categories. Perhaps more importantly, this work will encourage any scholar of Western early modernity to rethink the capabilities of binary language to adequately represent historical trends. … At its core, this collection is a timely critique of the linguistic state of its field. It directs attention to the way even commonly accepted definitions (those of words such as public or theater) change over time.” Chelsey Belt, Indiana University

Table of Contents:

Note on Transcription
List of Abbreviations and Library Sigla
Introduction: Re-Thinking Boundaries in Musical Practice and Circulation / Linda Phyllis Austern, Candace Bailey, and Amanda Eubanks Winkler
1. Tudor Musical Theater: Sounds of Religious Change in Ralph Roister Doister / Katherine Steele Brokaw

2. English Jesuit Missionaries, Music Education, and the Musical Participation of Women in Devotional Life in Recusant Households from ca. 1580 to ca. 1630 / Jane Flynn
3. The Transmission of Lute Music and the Culture of Aurality in Early Modern England / Graham Freeman
4. Thomas Campion’s “superfluous blossomes of his deeper studies”: the Public Realm of His English Ayres / Christopher R. Wilson
5. Oyez! Fresh Thoughts About the “Cries of London” Repertory / John Milsom
6. “Locks, bolts, barres, and barricados”: Song Performance and Spatial Production in Richard Brome’s The Northern Lass / Katherine R. Larson7. “Lasting-Pasted Monuments”: Memory, Music, Theatre, and the Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Ballad / Sarah F. Williams
8. The Challenge of Domesticity in Men’s Manuscripts in Restoration England / Candace Bailey
9. A Mid-Century Musical Friendship: Silas Taylor and Matthew Locke / Alan Howard
10. Music and Merchants in Restoration London / Bryan White
11. Daniel Henstridge and the Aural Transmission of Music in Restoration England / Rebecca Herissone
12. Courtly Connections: Queen Anne, Music, and the Public Stage / Amanda Eubanks Winkler
13. Disseminating and Domesticating Handel in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain / Suzanne Aspden
14. From London’s Opera House to the Salon? The Favourite (and not so “Favourite”) Songs from the King’s Theatre / Michael Burden
15. Education, Entertainment, Embellishment: Music Publication in the Lady’s Magazine / Bonny H. Miller

Selected Bibliography