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Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2001.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is the first book to consider the relationship between British imperialism and music. With its unique ability to stimulate the emotions and to create mental images, music was used to dramatize, illustrate and reinforce the components of the ideological cluster that constituted British imperialism in its heyday: patriotism, monarchism, hero-worship, Protestantism, racialism and chivalry. It was also used to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 0719045061 9780719045066 0719061431 9780719061431
OCLC Number: 48978861
Description: x, 534 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Meanings: empire and music --
Sullivan's empire --
Elgar's empire --
Music for official occasions: coronations and jubilees --
Imperial days: Armistice Day and Empire Day --
Teaching the lessons of the 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: 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 1911 --
The empire's queens of song: Dame Emma Albani, Dame Nellie Melba, Dame Clara Butt --
The troubadour of empire: Peter Dawson.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Jeffrey Richards.


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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