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dc.contributor.advisorMartin, Darryl
dc.contributor.advisorKitchen, John
dc.contributor.authorMole, Peter Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-08T11:08:35Z
dc.date.available2010-02-08T11:08:35Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3274
dc.description.abstractOrganological inspections of a representative sample of English spinets made during the period 1680-1740 have been performed. The sample includes instruments made by Stephen Keene and his co-workers, by the Hitchcock family firm, and by selected other makers. Analysis of the Keene instruments allows them to be classified into four groups reflecting their development in size and compass over time. In contrast, little development is discernible in spinets from the Hitchcock workshop: rather, the instruments can be seen to have existed as two basic models – a mitred tail model and a serpentine tail one. Some variations and hybrids are recognisable in both models. The commonly held view that the spinet was merely a cheap and compact substitute for the harpsichord, even during the late-Stuart and early-Georgian period, is refuted by reference to archival and iconographic evidence of the status in society of those who bought the instruments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectOrganologyen
dc.subjectSpineten
dc.subjectHarpsichorden
dc.subjectGeorgianen
dc.titleThe English Spinet with particular reference to The Schools of Keene and Hitchcocken
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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