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Twelfth Night Music
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0633  Tuesday, 9 March 2004

From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Monday, 8 Mar 2004 11:50:53 -0000
Subject: 15.0620 Twelfth Night Music
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0620 Twelfth Night Music

 >Does anyone know of published transcriptions of 17th-19th
 >century arrangements of music from Twelfth Night?  I'm
 >particularly interested in Feste's final song.

On Feste's final song, see the Oxford edition of TN, ed. Warren and
Wells, the appendix on music by James Walker. The familiar setting can
be traced back only to the eighteenth century, though it conceivably
might reflect theatrical tradition/ a surviving ballad tune.  The
Shakespeare Music Catalogue, ed. Gooch and Thatcher lists all settings
known up to the publication's cut-off date of 1987. See Vol III, entries
18080-18200 for non-theatrical settings, plus all the records of
complete scores for the play - records 16585-17424.  As always with this
infuriating but invaluable catalogue, it takes time to sort out what is
relevant, what actually does survive in printed, or MS form.

David Lindley

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