English music studies often apply rigid classifications to musical materials, their uses, their consumers, and performers. The contributors to this volume argue that some performers and manuscripts from the early modern era defy conventional categorization as "amateur" or "professional," "native" or "foreign." These leading scholars explore the circulation of music and performers in early modern England, reconsidering previously held ideas about the boundaries between locations of musical performance and practice.
About the authors
Linda Phyllis Austern is Associate Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University. She is author of Music in English Children's Drama of the Later Renaissance, editor of Music, Sensation and Sensuality, editor (with Inna Naroditskaya) of Music of the Sirens, and (with Kari Boyd McBride and David Orvis) of Psalms in the Early Modern World.
Candace Bailey is Professor of Music History at North Carolina Central University. She is the author of Music and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer and Seventeenth-Century British Keyboard Sources.
Amanda Eubanks Winkler is Associate Professor of Music History and Cultures at Syracuse University and author of O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note: Music for Witches, the Melancholic, and the Mad on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage.
At its core, this collection is a timely critique of the linguistic state of its field.