Born out of Clague's desire to produce a usable recording of The Star-Spangled Banner and its melodic source (a British tune called The Anacreontic
Song) for the undergraduate classroom, the songbook project expanded significantly as he was lured by the manifold historical transformations of the tune as well as of Francis Scott Key's famous text.
London appears to be an increasingly important location for the study of the string quartet's dissemination into the public realm, and Simon McVeigh's chapter explores the roles of Prince (eventually King) George, Felice Giardini, and Ignaz Pleyel in that effort, including the symbiotic relationship between concert programming and music publishing as well as the Prince's unabashed cultivation of European art music (in rebellion against his father and aided by the Concert of Antient Music and the Anacreontic
Society) via performing, promoting, and collecting a personal library of publications.
In the first article in this special issue, "Irish Melodies of Anacreontic
Balladry," Michael Hansen argues that our blindness to the generic hybridity of Thomas Moore's ballads blinds us too to the political subtlety of a set of texts that remained popular and influential throughout the Victorian period.
Perhaps the most striking chapter is the one on rococo poetry, in part because it brings out the seriousness and conceptual sophistication of Anacreontic
play in these much neglected poets.
17 The Anacreontic
Song, sung by a club of London musicians in the 18th century, lent its melody to which far more famous song?
The attributes that Weir originally gave to the Ramsay image derived from the Anacreontic
character of the satyr and the comedy represented by the laughing mask the female is holding, a subject that is also mirrored in the design on the pedestal of Ramsay's bust.
Discussing the so-called Anacreontic
vases, Frontisi-Ducroux and Lissarrague (1990, 220-8) convincingly argue that the female pipers represented in komastic scenes serve only an unerotic instrumental function: they are symbolic of music.
Russell Sebold interprets her choice of signature as Hore's "recuerdo de su epiteto y exitos de nina mimada de la sociedad elegante" (302), and in light of her poetry's style (the popular, secular salon fashion of the Rococo, with Anacreontic
themes and meters), concludes Hore lacked any semblance of religious sincerity.
The Star Spangled Banner," "The Anacreontic
Song," "The New Bibo," Jack Oakum in the Suds, "The Star Spangled Banner with Brilliant Variations," "For the Commemoration of the Glorious Fourteenth of July," "To Genet in New York," "Hail, Columbia," "Song for George Washington's Birthday, ""Adams and Liberty,"" ""The" Battle of Manassas," "The Social Club," When the Warrior Returns, "For the Fourth of July," "When Death's Gloomy Angel Was Bending His Bow," "The Battle of Baltimore," "Ode for the Fourth of July," "Harrison and Liberty," "Oh
Representing the long-standing Anacreontic
tradition, Thomas Moore celebrates the act of drinking for pleasure.
In one of the famous catalogue poems of German baroque poetry, Christian Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau wrote an anacreontic
series of similes which foray into all kinds of special knowledge and diction (see <http://gutenberg.
2) He wrote across traditions and took special pleasure in new and uncommon genres, producing among other things a translation of the Anacreontic
odes, a pastoral compilation, a commentary on Ronsard's second book of Amours, sacred eclogues translated from the Song of Songs, poems about assorted small objects, and a collection of poems about precious stones.