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British organ music of the twentieth century

Author: Peter Hardwick
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book-length survey of twentieth-century British music for solo organ. Beginning with a discussion of British organ music in the last decades of the Victorian era, the book focuses on composers' works, musical styles, and possible influences on specific compositions."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hardwick, Peter, 1934-
British organ music of the twentieth century.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(OCoLC)639444752
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hardwick
ISBN: 0810844486 9780810844483
OCLC Number: 49903167
Description: x, 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: British organ music at the dawn of the century --
Hubert Parry --
Charles Stanford --
Basil Harwood --
The pivotal role of the Royal College of Music-Walter Alcock and Charles Wood --
William Faulkes, William Wolstenholme, Alfred Hollins, and Edwin Lemare --
Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge --
Edward Bairstow --
John Ireland, William Harris, and Harold Drake --
Healey Willan --
Herbert Howells --
Percy Whitlock --
Celebratory music --
New wine in old bottles --
Three midcentury composers of Gebrauchsmusik-Alec Rowley, Eric Thiman, and William Lloyd Webber --
Francis Jackson --
Serialism --
Peter Fricker --
Arthur Wills --
Kenneth Leighton --
Malcolm Williamson --
Avant-garde program music after 1950 --
Maxwell Davies --
William Mathias --
Alan Ridout --
Roman Catholic organ music and Colin Mawby --
The path taken in the twentieth century and a look at what may lie ahead --
Catalogue of works.
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