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Lewis Lockwood, Noel O’Regan and Jessie Ann Owens

career opportunities in Rome and elsewhere than in the wider circulation of his music. His dedicatees included virtually all the popes under whom he served, Philip II of Spain, Duke Wilhelm of Bavaria, Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga and Duke Alfonso II d’Este. Venetian publishers did eventually pick up on Palestrina’s music in reprints: his first book of madrigals was reprinted eight times between 1568 and 1600 and his motet books from 1563 onwards all received a good number of Venetian reprints, helping to spread the composer’s fame. A select number of motets and madrigals


American society. The knowledge that tuneful “middlebrow” music would attract followers led her to compose over 200 gospel songs and hymns (including at least 11 collections, such as Tabernacle Revivalist [1923] and Foursquare Hymnal [four editions by 1944]), as well as sacred “operas,” oratorios, and cantatas such as Christ, the Bridge ( 1926 ), Regem Adorate ( 1929 ), The Iron Furnace ( 1931 ), The Crimson Road ( 1932 ), Bells of Bethlehem ( 1934 ), and The Rich Man and Lazarus ( 1938 ), for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra, and/or wind band. Charles


Christoph Wolff and Ulrich Leisinger

leader. Frederick, who took flute lessons from J.J. Quantz and studied composition with J.S. Bach’s pupil J.F. Agricola, usually played in the concerts himself. He was an enthusiastic advocate of the new italianate style of the time, and was also interested in Italian opera, which he promoted in the opera house inaugurated on 7 December 1742 . As an absolute, though enlightened, monarch, Frederick dictated large areas of the musical life of Berlin and exerted considerable influence on the lively development of music in the city between about 1740 and 1755 , but from