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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: 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
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 00:38
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1363

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