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A life in music : conversations with Sir David Willcocks and friends

Author: William Owen; David Willcocks
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Audio book, etc. : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told in a series of interviews with Sir David Willcocks and rounded out with reflections from a role-call of eminent composers, musicians, and friends, this book presents a portrait of a highly gifted musician whose leadership, decency, and humanity have inspired countless singers to follow his example and live a life in music [Publisher description]
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life in music.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)639365900
Named Person: David Willcocks; David Willcocks; David Willcocks
Material Type: Biography, Music, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Owen; David Willcocks
ISBN: 9780193360631 0193360632
OCLC Number: 237048355
Notes: Includes indexes.
Performer(s): Various performers on disc.
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Spoken tracks on accompanying compact disc: Memories of King George V and Queen Mary at Westminster Abbey --
Memories of Vaughan Williams and Howells at Westminster Abbey --
Further memories of Howells --
Memories of Vaughan Williams conducting Hodie --
On the first performances and recording of the War Requiem --
Memories of World War II evoked by the recording of the War Requiem --
Tribute to Peter Pears --
On performing and recording Tudor music --
On performing the psalms in King's College Chapel --
On playing the organ at King's --
On recording the Allegri Miserere --
Memories of Roy Goodman, and on choosing soloists --
Boris Ord gives the note for "Once in Royal David's city;" on the genesis of Carols for choirs --
Reflections on descants; letters of appreciation received for Festival of nine lessons and carols --
On the genesis of Carols for choirs 2 --
On the St. Matthew Passion --
On "I was glad." Musical tracks on accompanying compact disc (all performances conducted by David Willcocks unless noted): Zadok the priest / Handel (King's College Choir, Cambridge ; English Chamber Orchestra) --
Magnificat from King's College (Collegium Regale) services / Howells (King's College Choir, Cambridge ; Andrew Davis, organ --
Hymnus paradisi. Preludio / Howells (Bach Choir ; Choir of King's College, Cambridge ; New Philharmonia Orchestra) --
Hodie. First movement / Vaughan Williams (Bach Choir ; London Symphony Orchestra) --
War Requiem. Dies irae (excerpt) ; Agnus Dei / Britten (Peter Pears, tenor, in the 2nd excerpt ; Bach Choir ; London Symphony Orchestra Chorus ; Highgate School Choir ; Melos Ensemble ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Benjamin Britten, conductor) --
Justorum animae / Byrd (King's College Choir, Cambridge) --
Psalm 23 / [Goss] (King's College Choir, Cambridge ; David Willcocks, organ) --
Psalm prelude no. 1 (excerpt) / Howells (David Willcocks, organ) --
Miserere (abridged) / Allegri (Roy Goodman, solo treble ; King's College Choir, Cambridge) --
Once in Royal David's City / Gauntlett/Mann (King's College Choir, Cambridge) --
O come, all ye faithful : descant verse / Wade/Willcocks (King's College Choir, Cambridge) --
In the bleak midwinter / Darke (King's College Choir, Cambridge ; Simon Preston, organ) --
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day / English trad./Willcocks (King's College Choir, Cambridge) --
St. Matthew Passion. Opening chorus (excerpt) / Bach (Bach Choir ; Boys of St. Paul's Cathedral Choir ; Thames Chamber Orchestra) --
I was glad / Parry (King's College Choir, Cambridge ; James Lancelot, organ). Childhood and Westminster Abbey (1919-1934) : reflections on childhood --
From Clifton College to Kingʹs College (1934-1940) : reflections on Clifton --
Davidʹs war (1940-1945) : reflections on Davidʹs war --
Return to Kingʹs College and Salisbury Cathedral (1945-1950) : reflections on Salisbury --
Worcester Cathedral and the City of Birmingham Choir (1950-1957) : reflections on Worcester --
Director of music, Kingʹs College (1957-1974) : Cambridge voices --
The Bach Choir (1960-1998) : reflections on the Bach Choir --
Director, Royal College of Music (1974-1984) : reflections on the Royal College --
A musical 'retirement' : reflections on retirement.
Responsibility: edited by William Owen.
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