By Nicholas Temperley

Nicholas Temperley records the lives, careers, and tune of 3 British composers who emigrated from England in mid-career and have become leaders within the musical lifetime of Federal-era the United States. William Selby of London and Boston (1738-98), Rayner Taylor of London and Philadelphia (1745-1825), and George okay. Jackson of London, big apple, and Boston (1757-1822) have been one of the first educated expert composers to make their houses in the United States and to pioneer the construction of an art-music culture within the New international corresponding to the esteemed eu "classical" tune. Temperley compares their lives, careers, and compositional kinds within the nations and displays on American musical nationalism and the altering emphasis in American musical historiography.

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