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British royal and state funerals : music and ceremonial since Elizabeth I

Author: Matthias Range
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first in-depth study of the ceremonial and music performed at British royal and state funerals over the past 400 years.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Range
ISBN: 1783270926 9781783270927
OCLC Number: 919104285
Language Note: English text.
Description: xvi, 408 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : British royal and state funerals and their music --
Heraldic heyday : from Elizabeth I to the Duke of Rothes (1603-1681) --
'Postscript to an era'? : Charles II and Mary II (1685 and 1694/5) --
Private royals and public heroes : from William III to the Duke of Marlborough (1702-1722) --
The 'concert funerals' : from Queen Caroline to George II (1737-1760) --
Public heroes and private royals : from Pitt the Elder and Lord Nelson to Queen Adelaide (1778/1806-1849) --
Apogee and royal retreat : from the Duke of Wellington to Prince Albert Victor and William Gladstone (1852-1892/8) --
Imperial farewells : from Queen Victoria to Winston Churchill and the Duke of Windsor (1901-1965/72) --
The royal return to the public : from Lord Mountbatten to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1979-2002) --
Appendix A : the musical portions of the liturgy of the burial service as in the different versions of the Book of common prayer, 1549-1662 --
Appendix B : texts and transcriptions --
Appendix C : synoptic table of music at selected British royal and state funerals.
Responsibility: Matthias Range.

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