Robert Edward’s Commonplace Book: the context and function of a seventeenth-century Scottish music manuscript (GB-En MS.9450), with an edition of the musical content

Cooper, Kathryn Lavinia (2016) Robert Edward’s Commonplace Book: the context and function of a seventeenth-century Scottish music manuscript (GB-En MS.9450), with an edition of the musical content. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This study concerns the manuscript music book of Robert Edward (c. 1614–c. 1697), minister, author and musician. The manuscript, formerly part of the library at Panmure House, is now held in the National Library of Scotland and is commonly referred to as ‘Robert Edward’s Commonplace Book’ (GB-En MS.9450).
The present study is in two parts and begins with an exploration of the physical book, including the structure, compilation, hands and ownership before a second chapter explores the biography of the eponymous owner, contextualising GB-En MS.9450 locally and nationally. The third chapter concerns the function of the manuscript which, it is argued, is closely related to pedagogy. The final three chapters discuss the content of the manuscript, taking in turn the vocal music, instrumental music and the selection of Italian three-part villanelle. The implications for dating and use arising from the first part of this

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available.
Keywords: Robert Edward, Commonplace books, Scotland, Scottish music, music, song, part song, Dundee, Episcopal Church, Church music, Reformation, domestic song, psalms, psalm singing, cittern music, keyboard music, manuscript.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Supervisor's Name: Warwick, Dr. Edwards and John, Dr. Butt
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Miss KL Cooper
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7394
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 11:52
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 08:05
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7394

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