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The Complete Sacred Music of Nicolò Isouard (1773 – 1818) and Maltese Sacred Music for The Order of Malta in the Late Eighteenth Century

Divall, Richard (2014) The Complete Sacred Music of Nicolò Isouard (1773 – 1818) and Maltese Sacred Music for The Order of Malta in the Late Eighteenth Century. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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                  Abstract

                  Nicolò Isouard (1773-1818) is considered Malta’s national composer. After studies in France and Naples, he returned to his homeland, where from 1794 to 1798 he was an aspiring composer, and employee of the Order of Malta. In 1994 a collection of thirty three autographs of unknown sacred music by Isouard appeared at the Bibliothèque Nationale and I recognised the importance of this collection. My intentions are to provide a précis on the Order, as the sovereign entity ruling Malta at the time, and these works composed for them in their great Conventual Church in Valletta – now St John’s Co-Cathedral. Second, I will provide some background to music on Malta, Isouard’s career and a complete edition and commentary of all of his sacred music. The thesis will include a complete catalogue of his stage works.

                  Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
                  Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
                  Keywords (separated by commas): Nicolò Isouard (1773 – 1818), The Order of malta, Sacred Music on Malta, Opera on Malta
                  Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
                  Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
                  Type of Activity: Experimental Development
                  Subject Area(s): C - Church History
                  Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
                  Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
                  Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 11:38
                  Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 11:38
                  URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1363

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