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Charles Cudworth

(1908—1977) music librarian and musicologist


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(b Cambridge, 1908; d Cambridge, 1977). Eng. musicologist, teacher, and critic. Protégé of E. J. Dent. Ass. in mus. section of Univ. Library, Cambridge, 1943–6; librarian, Pendlebury Library at Cambridge Univ. Mus. Sch. 1946–57, curator 1957–73. Authority on baroque and pre-classical mus. First to establish that the ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ was by Jeremiah Clarke, not Purcell. Wrote libs. for Patrick Hadley and novels and plays.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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