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Music of William Young


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HAVING in mind the old reproach that this country has depended so much on imported music and on foreign singers and players, it is refreshing to read of an Englishman who was so eminent in his own day as to command an important position in Europe. William Young, Englishman, as he was wont to describe himself, was Chamber Musician to one of the Austrian Princes about the middle of the seventeenth century, and his first pieces wore published in Innsbruck. They are notable in another way, too. It was an age when the viols were still the popular instruments for home and concert music ; William Young 's pieces are among the first written for violins. More than that, his were the first English sonatas, so-called, to be printed. They made their appearance in the year in which the great Italian violinist and composer, Corelli, was born, and some five years before our own Henry Purcell saw the light.


Unknown: Barbara PulvermacHer
Violin: Barbara PulvermacHer
Violin: Albert Curran
Violin: Mary Whittaker
Viola: Olive Richards
Pianoforte: Dorothea Aspinall
Music: William Young
Unknown: Henry Purcell

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