Charles Avison: #composer , concert organizer, #organist , #jacobite ???
Don’t miss the chance to see the 'Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites' exhibition at @nationalmuseumsscotland , #edinburgh which is on until 12th November.
This fascinating exhibition explores the ‘Forty-Five’ Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and the role of the Bonnie Prince in the risings and the march south to London. In the end the Jacobite forces swept past #newcastle and headed west to #carlisle
And what of Avison? We didn’t think he had any Jacobite sympathies until we acquired his manuscript music Workbooks in 2000/1 where we found songs supporting the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745, such as ‘The Chevalier’s Muster-Roll’ – essentially a song listing all the Scots knights who were on their way to defeat England, ‘The auld Stuarts back again’, ‘Lochmaben Gate’, ‘The Song of M’Rimmon Glash’ and ‘Lenachan’s Farewell’. It’s impossible to know if Avison was a Jacobite supporter and if these are original songs or simply copied down by him, although some of the tunes are unknown other than in his Workbooks. Our CD Rebellion! with the fabulous #soprano Mhairi Lawson includes these songs and is available exclusively from our web shop.
And thanks to funding from the @heritagelotteryfund we’re exploring Avison’s Workbooks through events in and around Newcastle. Come and see one of his Workbooks at our next event on Friday 10th November at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne where #woodengraver Chris Daunt and our principal #violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk will be charting the joint evolution of #woodengraving and the #violin bow in the 18th century.
‘CARVING WOOD, CARVING SOUND’, Friday 10th November, 6pm, Lit & Phil.
‘Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites’ exhibition, until Sunday 12th November, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
‘REBELLION! Music of the Jacobite Rebellions by Handel, Francesco Geminiani and Avison’ available from our web shop.
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