The Musical Times
|The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular|
Musical Times Publications (United Kingdom)
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It was founded by J. Alfred Novello - who had acquired the earlier Mainzer's Musical Times and Singing Circular established two years previously - and began publishing from 1844 as The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, a name which was retained until 1903. From the very beginning every issue contained a simple piece of choral music (alternating secular and sacred music), which choral society members subscribed to collectively for the sake of the music.
Its title was shortened to its present name from January 1904. Even during World War II it continued to be published regularly, making it the world’s oldest continuously published periodical devoted to western classical music. In 1947 a two volume compilation of material from the first 100 years of the magazine, edited by Percy Scholes, was published.
- Joseph Alfred Novello (1844-1863)
- Mary Cowden Clarke (1853-1856)
- Henry Charles Lunn (1863 to 1887)
- William A Barrett (1887-1891)
- Edgar Jacques (1891-1897)
- F. G. Edwards (1897–1909),
- William Gray McNaught (senior) (1910-1918)
- Harvey Grace (1918-1944)
- William McNaught (1944-1953)
- Martin Cooper (1953-6)
- Harold Rutland (1957-1960)
- Andrew Porter (1960-1967)
- Stanley Sadie (1967–1987)
- Alison Latham (co-editor, 1977-1988)
- Andrew Clements (1987-1988)
- Eric Wen (1988-90)
- Basil Ramsey (1990-1992)
- Antony Bye (from 1992)
- 'The Musical Times'. Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1760–1966)
- Publisher Information: Musical Times Publications Ltd. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
- "Front Matter". The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular. 44 (730): 769–776. 1903. JSTOR 904250.
- Scholes, Percy.A. 'The 'Musical Times' Century', in The Musical Times, Vol. 85, No. 1216, Centenary Number 1844-1944 (June, 1944), pp. 173-176
- "Volume Information". The Musical Times. 45 (731): i–viii. 1904. JSTOR 903288.
- Editorial, The Musical Times, Vol. 135, No. 1816, 150th Anniversary Issue (June 1994), pp. 328-329
- The Mirror of Music, 1844-1944: A Century of Musical Life in Britain as Reflected in the Pages of the Musical Times (1947)
- Hughes, Meirion. The English Musical Renaissance and the Press 1850-1914: Watchmen of Music
- JSTOR 907487 – via Wikisource. . The Musical Times. 51 (803): 9–11. January 1910.
- Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)
- The Musical Times on Blogger;
- The Musical Times from 1845 to 1854 at the Emeroteca Digitale Italiana.
- The Musical Times
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