The Rounds, Catches and Canons of England (Rimbault, Edward Francis)

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Fynnjamin (2021/12/26)

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Editor Joseph Powell Metcalfe (1824-1900), text editor
Edward Francis Rimbault
Publisher. Info. London: Cramer, Wood & Co., n.d.
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Work Title The Rounds, Catches and Canons of England
Alternative. Title The Rounds, Catches and Canons of England; A collection of specimens of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, adapted to modern use. The words revised, adapted, or re-written by the Rev. J. Powell Metcalfe. The music selected and revised, and an introductory essay on the rise and progress of the round, catch and canon; also, biographical notices of the composers, written by Edward F. Rimbault, Ll.D.
Composer Rimbault, Edward Francis
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 375 pieces + 2 added in appendix
Librettist Joseph Powell Metcalfe (1824-1900)
Language English
Dedication to the memory of a dear old friend, Vincent Novello
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 3-5, 8-10 equal voices
Extra Information Very few of the texts are left as the original; they are heavily bowdlerized, so that many texts are suitable for school use. The original first line of text or title is given when it has been entirely changed; smaller textual alterations are marked "altered" in the indices.

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Composers without IMSLP pages:

  • White. Rimbault names this composer as Matthew White (fl.1625), but admits he could also be Robert White
  • Thomas Pierce
  • William Stonard
  • George Holmes
  • Edmund Nelham
  • Dr Cæsar (William Smegergill, alias William Caesar)
  • Robert Bradley
  • B. Isaac
  • John Isum
  • Richard Brown
  • Charles Morgan
  • John Broderip
  • Dr. Hutchinson (assumed to be Francis Hutcheson, aka Francis Ireland)