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Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The goal of art and of music for Grainger is explained and his “Marching Song of Democracy” cited as an epitome of this. The importance of “whip-lust” to his compositional strength, and of his racial ... More


Peter Buchan: Introduction

Murray Shoolbraid and Ed Cray

in The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734171
eISBN:
9781621034094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the life and works of Peter Buchan. Buchan was born in Peterhead in 1790. He published his first book in 1814, a small volume of songs and ... More


Libidinous Theology

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Strange, perhaps, to our present sensibilities, the Counter-Reformation church nurtured the development of music and visual art that invoked erotic experiences of Divine Love. In their sacred music, ... More


Some Reminiscences of the English Hymnal

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A new edition of The English Hymnal was brought out in 1933. It had the invaluable advice and help of Martin Shaw, and was able to introduce some of his fine tunes that were not extant in 1906. In ... More


An Excess of Less?: Britten’s Music of the Late 1960s

Christopher Mark

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Britten's music of the late 1960s. In the Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (1965), short phrases generate agitation (in “London”) and fragile textures draw out the ... More


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