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The hidden musicians : music-making in an english town

Author: Ruth Finnegan
Publisher: Cambridge [etc] : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

This study of local music-making in the modern English town of Milton Keynes documents the activities of amateur groups such as the orchestra, choirs, brass bands, Gilbert and Sullivan societies, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Historia y crítica
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Finnegan
ISBN: 0521360668 9780521360661
OCLC Number: 644746150
Description: xvii, 378 p.
Contents: Part 1 Introductory: the existence and study of local music; amateur and professional musicians; introduction to Milton Keynes and its music. Part 2 Musical worlds in Milton Keynes: the classical music world at the local level; the brass band world; the folk music world; the world of musical theatre; jazz; the country and western world; rock and pop. Part 3 Contrasts and comparisons: learning music; performances and their conditions; composition, creativity and performance; plural worlds; Part 4 The organization and work of local music: music in the home and school; the churches and music; club and pub music; working at it - organization and administration in music groups - the case of the Sherwood Choir; small working bands and their organization; resources, rewards and support. Part 5 The significance of local music: pathways in urban living; music, society, humanity. Appendix: a note on methods and presentation.
Responsibility: Ruth Finnegan.


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