The Sacred Music Institution in Glasgow, 1796-1805

Moohan, Elaine (2005). The Sacred Music Institution in Glasgow, 1796-1805. In: Munro, Gordon; Campbell, Stuart; Hair, Greta-Mary; Mackay, Margaret A.; Moohan, Elaine and Hair, Graham eds. Notis Musycall: Essays on Music and Scottish Culture in Honour of Kenneth Elliott. Historical Studies of Scottish Music. Glasgow: Musica Scotica Trust, pp. 231–250.



A detailed account of the activities and repertoire of this short-lived music society formed from the elite of Glasgow with a view to improving church singing in general. Their ambitious move to buy a Donaldson organ in the early days of the Institution may have contributed to its demise. The Donaldson was located as part of this research in a local organ builder's workshop having been rescued from a building in a poor state of repair: a photo of the music desk bearing Donaldson's name is included with this paper.

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