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Macfarren, G. A. (George Alexander) 1813-1887

Overview
Works: 1,317 works in 2,050 publications in 1 language and 5,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas music  Oratorios  Vocal scores  Scores  Passion music  Rondos  Dance music  Sonatas  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Arranger, Editor, Composer, Other, Attributed name, Librettist, Adapter, Bookseller
Classifications: M1740, 784.0942
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Most widely held works by G. A Macfarren
Popular music of the olden time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England by W Chappell( )

20 editions published between 1859 and 1880 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood by G. A Macfarren( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christmas oratorio : for chorus, soli and orchestra by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Victorian composers, 1830-1860 by Samuel Sebastian Wesley( )

3 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passion of Our Lord (according to St. John) by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published between 1872 and 1950 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas : a tragic opera in three acts by Henry Purcell( )

11 editions published between 1840 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rudiments of harmony, with progressive exercises and appendix by G. A Macfarren( )

35 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The string of pearls, or, The barber of Fleet street : a domestic romance by James Malcolm Rymer( )

3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical history, with a Roll of the names of musicians and the times and places of their births and deaths by G. A Macfarren( Book )

10 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six lectures on harmony. Delivered at the Royal institute of Great Britain, before Easter, 1867 by G. A Macfarren( Book )

21 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most prolific composers of the nineteenth century, Sir George Alexander Macfarren (1813-87) produced operas, symphonies, and instrumental and choral works, and is remembered today for the overture Chevy Chace. Son of the London impresario George Macfarren, he studied composition with Cipriani Potter at the Royal Academy of Music, becoming a professor there in 1837. Despite encroaching blindness, which became total in 1860, he remained at the centre of British musical life, continuing to compose, lecture, write and teach. Following the death of William Sterndale Bennett in 1875, he became professor of music at Cambridge and principal of the Royal Academy of Music. Reissued here is the 1882 third edition of a series of lectures on harmony delivered at the Royal Institution in 1867, intended to enhance the amateur listener's musical appreciation. They are based on Alfred Day's controversial Treatise on Harmony (also reissued in this series)
Helvellyn : an opera in four acts by G. A Macfarren( Book )

5 editions published between 1864 and 1969 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six lectures on harmony by G. A Macfarren( Book )

11 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May-day A cantate [sic] for soprano solo, chorus & orchestra by G. A Macfarren( )

23 editions published between 1856 and 1900 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Day's Treatise on harmony by Alfred Day( )

6 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Day (1810-49) first published this controversial work in 1845 to substantial negative criticism. He was encouraged in his enterprise by the composer George Alexander Macfarren (1813-87) who remained a staunch supporter of Day's theories. The work begins with an introduction to Day's new approach to the figured bass and then moves on to set out his concept of diatonic (or strict) harmony and chromatic (or free) harmony. Each is discussed in depth, with sections devoted to common chords and their inversions, discords, pedals and modulation together with a large number of musical examples. This second edition of 1885 by Macfarren includes an additional preface discussing the genesis of the work and supporting its basic premise, together with an extensive appendix presenting his additions and differences of view, developed during the intervening period. Despite its complexity, Day's thinking had considerable influence on later writers on harmony
Counterpoint by G. A Macfarren( Book )

23 editions published between 1879 and 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses and lectures by G. A Macfarren( Book )

6 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belshazzar : an oratorio for soprano, mezzo soprano (or alto), alto, tenor, and bass soli (with small supporting parts for tenor and bass), SATB chorus (with divisi SAT), and orchestra by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1873 and 1895 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music of the olden time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England by W Chappell( Book )

15 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Popular music of the olden time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England
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George Alexander Macfarren Brits componist (1813-1887)

George Alexander Macfarren britský skladatel a muzikolog

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Mac Farren George 1813-1887

Macfarren, G.A.

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Macfarren, G.A. (George Alexander), Sir, 1813-1887

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Macfarren, George Alexander

Macfarren, George Alexander 1813-1887

Macfarren, George Alexander 1813-1887 Sir

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McFarren, George Alexander

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Джордж Александр Макфаррен

Макфаррен, Джордж Александр

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English (243)