By Nicholas Temperley
In "Bound for America", Nicholas Temperley records the lives, careers, and song of 3 British composers who emigrated from England in mid-career and have become leaders within the musical lifetime of the yankee Federal period. William Selby of London and Boston (1738-98), Rayner Taylor of London and Philadelphia (1745-1825), and George ok. Jackson of St. Andrews, long island, and Boston (1757-1822) have been one of the first informed expert composers to make their domestic in the USA, and are in most cases considered as pioneers within the development of an art-music culture within the New international that mirrored the esteemed "classical" song of the Continent. the 3 composers all begun their paintings in London, certainly one of Europe's maximum facilities of song. Why, in heart age, might they to migrate and begin over in doubtful and adverse stipulations? How did the recent atmosphere have an effect on their lives and careers? In looking solutions, Temperley explores each one musician's younger interval in England, uncovering a lot new fabric. He compares their lives, careers, and compositional kinds within the international locations and displays on American musical nationalism, and the altering emphasis in American musical historiography.
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Records show the marriage of a William Selby to Susannah Parker at Boston in 1792. The only one of the ﬁve sons named William who could have been living and of marriageable age then (though only about eighteen) is this one. However, if this William survived infancy, we have to assume that his parents were prepared to name another son William while he was still living. It seems more likely that the William Selby who married Susannah Parker was unrelated to, or anyway was not a son of, William the musician.
Their powerful language to no realm or region is conﬁned 64–69 3. While I the king’s loud praise rehearse 70–87 4. Howa matchless is thy form, O king 88–93 5. But thou, O royal bride, give ear 94–26 6. So shall thy beauty charm the king 127–52 7. For in his strength they shall advance 153–76 8. The Lord of hosts is our defence Meter Voices D d 3/2 C 6/8 G D D 2/4 3/4 3/4 Description t Short phrases echoed by organ b s s t t a, t ATB Binary tune with repeats Recitative Binary tune (siciliano) Recitative Binary tune Binary tune Similar binary tune a.
Selby had evidently offered a series of six subscription concerts, perhaps on alternate Wednesdays, during the winter season of 1791–92. (The word “concert” in the singular, as in “Mr. ”) No details of the programs are known. Advertisements show that there was another series on Thursday nights, beginning on March 22, 1792. Next season, a meeting of “the Subscribers to Mr. ” This conﬁrms that there had existed a regular subscription series directed by Selby. 57 Possibly the “something of importance” was a proposal to amalgamate the two series.