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" Musick is yet but in its Nonage, a forward Child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the Masters of it shall find more Encouragement. Tis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air... "
Dwight's Journal of Music - Page 43
1878
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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir ...

Music - 1890 - 784 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus being further from the sun we are of later growth than our neighbour countries,...
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A Score of Famous Composers

Nathan Haskell Dole - Musicians - 1891 - 596 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air to give it somewhat more of Gayety and Fashion. Thus being farther from the Sun, we are of later Growth than our Neighbour Countries,...
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Henry Purcell. Johann Sebastian Bach ...

Nathan Haskell Dole - Musicians - 1902 - 346 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. "Pis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air to give it somewhat more of Gayety and Fashion. Thus being farther from the Sun, we are of later Growth than our Neighbour Countries,...
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The Story of Organ Music

Charles Francis Abdy Williams - Organ music - 1905 - 328 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus, being further from the sun, we are of later growth than our neighbour countries,...
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Songs from the Operas for Alto

Henry Edward Krehbiel - Operas - 1909 - 272 pages
...the masters of it shall have found more encouragement. 'T is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it some what more of gaiety and fashion." The song When I am laid in earth is from Dido and ALncas, the...
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Modern music and musicians, Volume 9

Ignace Jan Paderewski - Composers - 1918 - 346 pages
...England when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion. Thus being further from the sun we are of later growth than our neighbor countries, and must be content...
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George Frideric Handel: His Personality & His Times

Newman Flower - 1923 - 518 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. It is now leaving Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." l Prophetic words. After the death of Purcell, English music collapsed. The woful efforts of men who...
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A Biographical Dictionary of Old English Music

Jeffrey Pulver - Music - 1927 - 566 pages
...masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus, being further from the sun, we are of later growth than our neighbour countries,...
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The Musical Standard, Volume 9

Music - 1875 - 418 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. "I is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." But though Purcell, with a modesty which sometimes accompanies true genius, was inclined to rate his...
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The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 6, The Rise of Great Britain and ...

J. S. Bromley - History - 1970 - 992 pages
...nonage' and advises that the method to make the child a man is 'learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air, to give it somewhat of Gayety and Fashion'. The mode of expression is Dryden's, for it was he who penned the dedication...
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