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Music Entries At Stationers Hall, 1710 1818: From Lists Prepared For William Hawes, D. W. Krummel And Alan Tyson And From Other Sources Michael Kassler

Music Entries At Stationers Hall, 1710 1818: From Lists Prepared For William Hawes, D. W. Krummel And Alan Tyson And From Other Sources

Michael Kassler

Published October 14th 2004
ISBN : 9780754634584
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The British Copyright Act of 1709 protected proprietors of books and music printed after 10 April 1710 who gave copies to the Company of Stationers in London. Upon receipt of a copy, usually within days of its first publication, the Stationers HallMoreThe British Copyright Act of 1709 protected proprietors of books and music printed after 10 April 1710 who gave copies to the Company of Stationers in London. Upon receipt of a copy, usually within days of its first publication, the Stationers Hall warehouse keeper entered details into a register. These included the date of registration, the name of the works proprietor (its author or, if copyright had been transferred, its publisher), and the works full title, which normally named the composer and the writer of any text and often named the works performers and dedicatee. title-pages without actually depositing copies, the information in the registers about the many works that were registered has significant bibliographic value. Because the music entries have not previously been printed and access to them has been difficult, they generally have been ignored by cataloguers and scholars, with the consequence that numerous musical works of this period have been misdated in libraries and reference books. Hall from 1710 to 1810 and abbreviated details of works entered from 1811 to 1818. Its value is enhanced by the inclusion of locations of copies of most works, together with indexes of composers, authors, performers and dedicatees, and an explanatory introduction by the compiler.