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Charles Dibdin and the music for Garrick’s Jubilee

Early in the morning of 6 September 1769 the Shakespeare Jubilee began with cannon fire, bell-ringing and, charmingly, a group of musicians walking the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon singing The Morning Address, with words by David Garrick and music by Charles … Continue reading

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Garrick’s Jubilee in London

By the end of September 1769 Stratford-upon-Avon must have been returning to humdrum normality after the excitement of David Garrickā€™s Shakespeare Jubilee that had taken over the town earlier in the month. The phenomenon of the Jubilee, however, was far … Continue reading

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