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Blurring the Lines: 'Elizabeth Rogers Hir Virginall Book' in Context

Candace Bailey
Music & Letters
Vol. 89, No. 4 (Nov., 2008), pp. 510-546
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20532816
Page Count: 37
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Blurring the Lines: 'Elizabeth Rogers Hir Virginall Book' in Context
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Abstract

Evidence in "Elizabeth Rogers hir virginal book" suggests that Elizabeth Rogers herself received training in composition, transposition, and ornamentation-practices not heretofore associated with young women in England during the mid-seventeenth century. The manuscript also represents a trend towards blurring the line between professional and amateur sources: it is one of the earliest manuscripts in England that challenges modern assumptions about what constitutes an amateur's manuscript and what a professional's, and, by extension, what repertory belongs in a woman's manuscript. "Elizabeth Rogers" contains a diverse repertory that includes up-to-date foreign pieces, but not modern English music, characteristics that further mark it as atypical. Copied in the 1650s, the volume demonstrates a move towards a more current, competitive market in which, by the end of the century, amateur sources can no longer be easily distinguished from professional manuscripts.

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