James Day: Englishness In Music

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Catalogue No: TH980210
Format: Books | History
James Day presents his examination of what is meant when a piece of music is described as being 'very English', and the musical elements that might combine to create such a response.

Day investigates the whole tapestry of English composition from the Elizabethans onwards, and pays particular attention to six characteristically 'English' composers - Purcell, Handel, Sullivan, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten.

Is it a question of harmony and melodic shape? Is it a question of subject matter and social forces? Is 'Englishness' simply in the ear of the beholder? An enthusiastic, informed and thought-provoking guide.
ISBN: 9781846098796
Published on: 27 February 2007
No of pages: 252
Language: English
Publisher: Thames Publishing
 
     

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