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Busby, Thomas 1754-1838

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Works: 142 works in 382 publications in 4 languages and 2,362 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Drama  Melodrama  Textbooks  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: ML160, 780.9
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Publications about Thomas Busby
Publications by Thomas Busby
Publications by Thomas Busby, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Thomas Busby
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Busby
A general history of music; from the earliest times by Thomas Busby( Book )
8 editions published between 1819 and 1968 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
A grammar of music, to which are prefixed observations explanatory of the properties and powers of music as a science and of the general scope and object of the work by Thomas Busby( Book )
20 editions published between 1818 and 2013 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The writer, composer and organist Thomas Busby (1754-1838) is best remembered for his highly entertaining Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes (1825), which paints a vivid picture of musical life at the time. The son of a coach painter, Busby was originally articled to the composer Jonathan Battishill but found the experience unrewarding. His compositions (many now lost) include songs, theatre music, The Divine Harmonist, and the oratorios The Prophecy and Britannia. Throughout his working life he continued his extensive literary activities, musical and otherwise, contributing to journals such as the Monthly Magazine and Public Characters, and publishing several books, among them A General History of Music (also reissued in this series). First published in 1818, the present work is a primer on music theory and the principles of composition. Busby intended it to be 'a compendium ... modern and amusing in its style ... to impart knowledge and facilitate execution'. Reissued here is the second edition of 1826
Joanna of Montfaucon : a dramatic romance of the fourteenth century by Richard Cumberland( Book )
9 editions published between 1800 and 1953 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
A general history of music, from the earliest times to the present; comprising the lives of eminent composers and musical writers by Thomas Busby( Book )
13 editions published between 1819 and 2013 in English and Latin and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A complete dictionary of music. To which is prefixed, a familiar introduction to the first principles of that science by Thomas Busby( Book )
30 editions published between 1786 and 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Rugantino, or, The bravo of Venice : a grand romantic melo-drama, in two acts by M. G Lewis( Book )
7 editions published between 1805 and 1810 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Concert room and orchestra anecdotes of music and musicians, ancient and modern by Thomas Busby( Book )
11 editions published between 1825 and 2013 in English and French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The nature of things, a didascalic poem by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
4 editions published in 1813 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A general history of music, from the earliest times to the present : comprising the lives of eminent composers and musical writers by Thomas Busby( Book )
24 editions published between 1819 and 2013 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The writer, composer and organist Thomas Busby (1754-1838) is best remembered for his highly entertaining Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes (1825), which paints a vivid picture of musical life at the time. The son of a coach painter, Busby was originally articled to the composer Jonathan Battishill, but found the experience unrewarding. His compositions (many now lost) include songs, theatre music and oratorios. His literary output included journal articles and monographs, among them A Grammar of Music (also reissued in this series) and A General History of Music. First published in 1819, this two-volume work proved controversial as it was alleged that Busby had plagiarised the great histories of Burney and Hawkins (also available in the Cambridge Library Collection). However, acknowledging his indebtedness to them, Busby provided a popular interpretation of their work for the general reader. Volume 1 covers the period from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the Renaissance and the invention of printing
A tale of mystery : a melodrama in two acts by Thomas Holcroft( Book )
5 editions published between 1802 and 1824 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A dictionary of music, theoretical and practical. To which is prefixed, a familiar introduction to the first principles of that science by Thomas Busby( Book )
11 editions published between 1813 and 1827 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Rugantino; or, The bravo of Venice: a grand romantic melo-drama, in two acts. First performed at Covent Garden Theatre, on Friday, October 18, 1805 by M. G Lewis( Book )
4 editions published between 1805 and 1806 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The age of genius! A satire on the times. In a poetical epistle to a friend. By Thomas Busby by Thomas Busby( Book )
12 editions published between 1786 and 2011 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Rugantino; or, The bravo of Venice: a grand romantic melo-drame, in two acts by M. G Lewis( Book )
4 editions published between 1834 and 1835 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Concert room and orchestra anecdotes of music and musicians, ancient and modern by Thomas Busby( Book )
6 editions published between 1825 and 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The writer, composer and organist Thomas Busby (1754-1838) was originally articled to the composer Jonathan Battishill before setting out to make his living from both musical and literary labours. His compositions (many now lost) include songs, theatre music and oratorios. His written output comprised journal articles and monographs, among them A Grammar of Music and A General History of Music (both reissued in this series). The present work, his most endearing, was first published in 1825. Gossipy, informative and highly entertaining, it yields all manner of insights into musical life through history. Approximately a thousand anecdotes are assembled across the three volumes as a delightful potpourri, interspersed with pen portraits of eminent musicians. Volume 3 includes entries on the music of ancient Greece and Rome, madrigals, the velocity of sound, church bells, and The Beggar's Opera. The volume concludes with an index to the whole work
A tale of mystery : a melo-drame ; as performed at the Theatre-Royal Covent-Garden by Thomas Holcroft( Book )
5 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Busby 1754-1838 Dr
Busby, Dr. (Thomas), 1754-1838
Busby, T.
Busby, T. 1754-1838
Busby, T. (Thomas), 1754-1838
Busby, Thos
Busby, Thos 1754-1838
Busby, Thos. (Thomas), 1754-1838
Thomas Busby (composer) Brits componist (-1838)
Thomas Busby English composer
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English (195)
German (22)
French (2)
Latin (1)
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