Articles

An Innocent Abroad? Caterina Galli's Finances in New Handel Documents
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2011) Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 495-526,746-747

New documents relating to Handel and one of his singers have come to light at The National Archives in London. In a legal dispute between Caterina Galli and two of her servants, the singer provides an oudine of her earnings ...

Castrati and impresarios in London: two mid-eighteenth-century lawsuits
Cambridge Opera Journal (2012) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 43-65

Abstract Two King's Bench lawsuits in The National Archives of the UK contain new information about the activities of castrati working in mid-eighteenth-century London. Monticelli v. Sackville (1748) confirms Horace Walpole's testimony that singers employed by the Earl of Middlesex's ...

New Light on ‘Father’ Smith and the Organ of Christ Church, Dublin

According to received opinion, Bernard Smith never built the new organ that Christ Church, Dublin, commissioned from him in May 1694, and the contract was later awarded to his rival Renatus Harris; documents from the courts of Chancery and King’s ...