By C. F. Abdy Williams
C. F. Abdy Williams (1855-1923), a famous song pupil, traced the historical past of the self-discipline at Oxford and Cambridge from the 15th century to the overdue Victorian interval during this 1894 publication. He discusses the earliest documents of levels within the topic, the institution of professorships, the necessities for levels and the ceremonies linked to their conferral. He presents biographical details for graduates from as early as 1463, noting that English tune of this early interval was once in a really complex degree in comparison to that of the remainder of Europe. He additionally contains, in an appendix, the names of these people who're pointed out as graduates yet whose names don't seem within the collage files. His booklet unearths the significance hooked up to the cultivation of tune on the historical British universities and the status connected to their students over numerous centuries.
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Man, and therefore would not allow him the theatre to grace him. Grand partiality ! " Several of the Cambridge music speeches of last century are preserved. One spoken by the Rev. Lawrence Eusden at a public commencement appeared in a second edition in 1714, with nothing to show when it was actually spoken. " A. Clark. P. 358, &c. 32 DEGREES IN MUSIC. A. of Trinity in 1712, and Poet Laureate in 1718. His speech is in English verse. , of Pembroke, spoken at the commencement on July 6, 1714, consists of a Latin speech chiefly in praise of Queen Anne, followed by some English verse, " The humble petition of the ladies, who are all ready to be eaten up with the spleen " because they were no longer allowed to sit in the gallery of Great St.
Besides the above gatherings, there were meetings every Friday night of the " Scholastical Musitians " at the various colleges, to which some of the Masters of Music would commonly retire; but these only continued two or three years. , died. '1' After the Restoration an association of the principal members of the University of Oxford was formed for the promotion of music,f and by means of subscriptions raised by them the Music School was gradually refurnished ; for all the old books and instruments had been lost, broken, or embezzled during the rebellion.
J " There was a most excellent Music Lecture of the practick part in the public school of that faculty, where A. W. performed a part on the violin. There were also voices, and by the direction of Ed. Lowe, organist of Christ Church, who was then deputy-professor for Dr. Wilson, all things were carried on very well, and gave great content to the most numerous auditory. This meeting was to congratulate * " Christopher Gibbons . . was then licensed to proceed Doct. of Music, which degree was compleated in an Act celebrated in St.