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Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeffrey Richards explores how music was often specifically written or interpreted to promote the idea of empire through its ability to arouse notions of patriotism, monarchism, hero-worship,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 0719045061 9780719045066 0719061431 9780719061431
OCLC Number: 59379470
Description: 528 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Meanings: Empire and music; Sullivan's empire; Elgar's empire; Music for official occasions; Imperial days - Armistice Day and Empire Day; Teaching the lessons of Empire - Exhibitions and festivals; "All the King's horses and all the King's men" - The Aldershot Tattoo; "Bring on the girls" - Opera, operetta and ballet; "The sun never sets" - The music for imperial films; Sing a song of empire; "From Greenland's icy mountains, from India's coral strand" - the imperial hymn; imperial march; "Hearts across the sea" - the Dominions musical tour of 1922; the empire's queens of song - Dame Emma Albani, Dame Nellie Melba, Dame Clara Butt; the troubadour of empire.
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