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Vaughan Williams essays

Author: Byron Adams; Robin Wells
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2003.
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This volume contains the work of 11 North American scholars who have been recipients of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fellowship based at the composer's own school, Charterhouse. The collection covers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Adams; Robin Wells
ISBN: 185928387X 9781859283875
OCLC Number: 849436300
Description: xxi, 280 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: List of Vaughan Williams Fellows, 1985-2002; Introduction, Byron Adams; The stages of revision of Vaughan Williams' 6th Symphony, Byron Adams; Vaughan Williams' 5th Symphony: ideology and aural tradition, Murray Dineen; A deconstruction of William Blake's Vision: Vaughan Williams and Job, Alison Sanders McFarland; Vaughan Williams and the 'night side of nature': octatonicism in Riders to the Sea, Walter Aaron Clark; 'Full of fresh thoughts': Vaughan Williams, Whitman and the genesis of A Sea Symphony, Stephen Town; Hymn tunes from folk songs: Vaughan Williams and English hymnody, Julian Onderdonk; Robert Louis Stevenson, Ralph Vaughan Williams and their Songs of travel, Rufus Hallmark; A critical appraisal of the Four Last Songs, Renee Cherie Clark; 'Words and music that are forever England': The Pilgrim's Progress and the pitfalls of nostalgia, Nathaniel G. Lew; Music, film and Vaughan Williams, Daniel Goldmark; Vaughan Williams and the English Music Festival: 1910, Charles Edward McGuire; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Byron Adams and Robin Wells.
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