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John Christopher Smith Junior (1712-1795) : his life, selected works, and his association with Handel

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John Christopher Smith Junior (1712-95), often confused with his father of the same name, was Handel’s student, a teacher of music, a composer, and an accomplished keyboard player who sometimes played continuo for Handel’s Italian operas; he also acted as Handel’s assistant when the great man was stricken with blindness.

His early keyboard compositions (Opp. 1 and 2) are Handelian in style as also are his early large-scale works: three operas in English, two odes, a serenata, and on...

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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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