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Holman, Peter 1946-

Overview
Works: 245 works in 939 publications in 6 languages and 14,254 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Sonatas  Suites  Excerpts  Cantatas  Songs  Operas 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Editor, Performer, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Director, Adapter, Recipient
Classifications: ML410.P93, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Peter Holman
Dowland, Lachrimae (1604) by Peter Holman( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dowland's Lachrimae (1604) is perhaps the greatest but most enigmatic publication of instrumental music from before the eighteenth century. This new handbook, the first detailed study of the collection, investigates its publication history, its instrumentation, its place in the history of Renaissance dance music, and its reception history. Two extended chapters examine the twenty-one pieces in the collection in detail, discussing the complex internal relationships between the cycle of seven 'Lachrimae' pavans, the relationships between them and other pieces inside and outside the collection, and possible connections between the Latin titles of the seven pavans and Elizabethan conceptions of melancholy."--Jacket
Henry Purcell by Peter Holman( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores in detail the historical context of Purcell's music, dealing fully with the institutions he worked for, the origin and development of the various genres to which he contributed, and the sources of his music. In the process, a new picture of Purcell's creative personality emerges: a composer obsessed with formal counterpoint, extraordinarily well-versed in English music of the previous century, yet eager to embrace up-to-date features of the Italian style in the 1680s. --From publisher's description
From Renaissance to Baroque : change in instruments and instrumental music in the seventeenth century : proceedings of the National Early Music Association Conference held, in association with the Department of Music, University of York and the York Early Music Festival, at the University College of Ripon and York St. John, York, 2-4 July 1999 by National Early Music Association Conference( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume address such topics as the early history of the orchestra, iconography, pitch, and continuo practice, as well as questions relating specifically to the performance of baroque music
Four and twenty fiddlers : the violin at the English court, 1540-1690 by Peter Holman( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 1 May 1540 six Jewish string players newly arrived from Italy were given posts at Henry VIII's court. They were probably the first violinists to set foot in England, and the group they founded became one of the country's most enduring musical institutions, serving Tudors, Stuarts, and Hanoverians in turn. The 24 places established for it by Charles II only finally disappeared from the royal household in this century."--BOOK JACKET. "On one level this book is a history of the first 150 years of this institution. It recognizes for the first time the central role of the court in the musical life of Tudor and Stuart England, and in doing so presents a novel and fascinating picture of the musical profession of the time. But it also explores a number of other issues, largely neglected until now. The first chapter is a new account of the origin of the violin, placed in the wider context of the development of instruments and instrumental music in the later Middle Ages. The second explains the role of music and musicians in the daily round of court life, and their dealings with the court bureaucracy. Running through later chapters is a concern to show how particular genres of consort music derive from the repertory of known ensembles at court and outside, and how the size and composition of these ensembles determined types of scoring and styles of writing."--BOOK JACKET. "The author has examined a mass of archival material for this study, and, by relating it to the surviving musical repertory, shows how seemingly dry-as-dust documents can contribute a good deal to our understanding of music of the past, and can often have a direct bearing on how we should perform it. As befits the director of one of our leading early music groups, Peter Holman tackles head-on many thorny questions of scoring and performance practice raised by the English consort repertory from Henry VIII to Purcell, and reaches some startling conclusions. This book will be of interest not only to scholars of Tudor and Stuart music, but historians in general, as well as string players and anyone involved in performing music of the period."--BOOK JACKET
Life after death : the viola da gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch by Peter Holman( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is often thought that the viola da gamba dropped out of British musical life in the 1690s. The author demonstrates that the instrument continued to be used through the 18th and 19th centuries, up to the beginning of the early music revival in the 1890s
Sacred vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Feb. 2-3, 1981 in the Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London
Musical London, c. 1700 : from Purcell to Handel by Philippa Hyde( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masque of Oberon by Musicians of the Globe( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche by Matthew Locke( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche: Semi-Opera in Five Acts: Libretto: Thomas Shadwell. Dance music by Giovanni Battista Draghi, arranged by Peter Holman and Philip Pickett
John Jenkins and his time : studies in English consort music( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Jenkins (1592-1678) was acknowledged by his English contemporaries as a supreme composer of instrumental music. A conference held in 1992 to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of his birth, rather than focussing only on his life and work, set these in a wider context. Some of the papers included here were first presented at the conference, but are supplemented by others giving a broad conspectus of current work by leading scholars in the field of English consort music. The collection embraces various aspects of Jenkins's work and that of his contemporaries (Gibbons, Ferrabosco II, Mico, Cobbold); musical instruments (lute, lyra, viol, organ); and consort manuscripts, including their patrons and copyists
Ayres for the theatre by Henry Purcell( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very best of Vivaldi by Antonio Vivaldi( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balli and dramatic madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in Italian and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in the British provinces, 1690-1914( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for lute and mandolin by Antonio Vivaldi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purcell by Peter Holman( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 23 articles in this volume have been chosen by Peter Holman as a representative selection of the best scholarly writing over the last few decades, featuring most of the leading Purcell scholars--Publisher description
Artaxerxes by Thomas Augustine Arne( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete sonatas for violin and basso continuo = Die gesamten Sonaten für Violine und Basso continuo by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian baroque trumpet music by Stephen Keavy( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve sonatas for trumpets, strings, timpani, and continuo : Sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes : 1676 by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber( Recording )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dowland, Lachrimae (1604)
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Henry PurcellFrom Renaissance to Baroque : change in instruments and instrumental music in the seventeenth century : proceedings of the National Early Music Association Conference held, in association with the Department of Music, University of York and the York Early Music Festival, at the University College of Ripon and York St. John, York, 2-4 July 1999Four and twenty fiddlers : the violin at the English court, 1540-1690Life after death : the viola da gamba in Britain from Purcell to DolmetschJohn Jenkins and his time : studies in English consort musicMusic in the British provinces, 1690-1914Purcell
Alternative Names
Holman, P. 1946-

Holman, Peter K.

Holman, Peter K. 1946-

Holman, Peter Kenneth

Holman, Peter Kenneth 1946-

Peter Holman Brits dirigent

Peter Holman englischer Musikwissenschaftler, Cembalist und Organist

Peter Holman English conductor and musicologist

Peter Holman musicologo e direttore d'orchestra inglese

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