Description: Cathedral Music Being A Collection Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable & Useful Compositions by the Several English Masters, Dr. Samuel Arnold, London, M.DCC.LXXXX
From the personal collection of Maestro Raymond Leppard (1927-2019).
Full Description: Cathedral Music Being A Collection Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable & Useful Compositions by the Several English Masters, of the last Two Hundred Years. Selected Carefully by Dr. Samuel Arnold, Organist and Composer to his Majesty's Royal Chapel, Volume the First, London, Printed for the Editor M.DCC.LXXXX
Leather bound with wear as shown.
Samuel Arnold was educated in the Chapel Royal. In 1765, as composer to Covent Garden Theatre, he introduced the opera of 'The Maid of the Mill.' Many of the songs were selected from the works of Bach, Galuppi, Jomelli, and other Italian writers, one of the first of the time. In 1783 Dr. Arnold became Organist and Composer to the Chapel Royal. Shortly afterwards he published a continuation of Boyce's 'Cathedral Music,' in four volumes. In 1786 Dr. Arnold issued proposals for a uniform edition of Handel's works, and the list was headed by George III as a subscriber for twenty-five copies. He was not able to complete his plans and finished only five out of Handel's forty-three operas. In 1789 Dr. Arnold was appointed Conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music
2"H x 13W x 17"D
Dimensions: 2"H x 13W x 17"D