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Excerpt from The Handbook of Shakespeare Music, Being an Account of Three Hundred and Fifty Pieces of Music Set to Words Taken From the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, the Compositions Ranging From the Elizabethan Age to the Present Time The compiler of this work took up the subject upwards of sixty years ago, when connected with the trade as music-seller, and also with the Excerpt from The Handbook of Shakespeare Music, Being an Account of Three Hundred and Fifty Pieces of Music Set to Words Taken From the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, the Compositions Ranging From the Elizabethan Age to the Present Time The compiler of this work took up the subject upwards of sixty years ago, when connected with the trade as music-seller, and also with the theatre. Numerous ll'lt' its were made Of him for the music that was sung in so captivating a manner by Mrs. Jordan, as Ophelia. It was traditional, but never published, and under those circumstances he Was inclined to endeavour to write out the melodies by the ear - which Mrs. Jordan herself was kind enough to listen to, and approve - when, with the addition of a bass by Dr. Arnold, it was published, and met with a success that led to the idea of compiling all the similar adaptations, with the rest of the music Of Shakespeare's plays. Materials were eagerly sought for, and the aid of the leading eminent performers of that period solicitedfor these extra passages, and in all cases, freely given. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Excerpt from The Handbook of Shakespeare Music, Being an Account of Three Hundred and Fifty Pieces of Music Set to Words Taken From the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, the Compositions Ranging From the Elizabethan Age to the Present Time The compiler of this work took up the subject upwards of sixty years ago, when connected with the trade as music-seller, and also with the Excerpt from The Handbook of Shakespeare Music, Being an Account of Three Hundred and Fifty Pieces of Music Set to Words Taken From the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, the Compositions Ranging From the Elizabethan Age to the Present Time The compiler of this work took up the subject upwards of sixty years ago, when connected with the trade as music-seller, and also with the theatre. Numerous ll'lt' its were made Of him for the music that was sung in so captivating a manner by Mrs. Jordan, as Ophelia. It was traditional, but never published, and under those circumstances he Was inclined to endeavour to write out the melodies by the ear - which Mrs. Jordan herself was kind enough to listen to, and approve - when, with the addition of a bass by Dr. Arnold, it was published, and met with a success that led to the idea of compiling all the similar adaptations, with the rest of the music Of Shakespeare's plays. Materials were eagerly sought for, and the aid of the leading eminent performers of that period solicitedfor these extra passages, and in all cases, freely given. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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