Cacophony, or, vile scrapers on vile instruments. Bad music in early modern English towns

Cockayne, Emily (2002) Cacophony, or, vile scrapers on vile instruments. Bad music in early modern English towns. Urban History, 29 (1). pp. 35-47. ISSN 1469-8706

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

Drawing on contemporary musings and references from a variety of civic records, this article will consider music heard in the public spaces of urban England between the mid-sixteenth and mid-eighteenth centuries. Negative reactions to performers such as common fiddlers and street traders became increasingly common as the period progressed and were intimately connected both with fears concerning the crowd-gathering potential of such people and with a desire to control the sound environment to enable effective sleep, worship and concentration.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 07:18
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40427
DOI: 10.1017/S0963926802001049

Actions (login required)

View Item