Sir Arthur Somervell on music education : his writings, speeches and letters (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Sir Arthur Somervell on music education : his writings, speeches and letters

Author: Arthur Somervell; Gordon Cox
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, ©2003.
Series: Classic texts in music education, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937), composer and educationist, influenced the musical and educational life of England over four decades. Remembered today principally as an accomplished composer of songs and choral works, he also worked for twenty-seven years as one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools (HMI), with special responsibility for the teaching of music."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Arthur Somervell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Somervell; Gordon Cox
ISBN: 1843830191 9781843830191
OCLC Number: 51900579
Description: xv, 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: General introduction --
The right place of music in education / A. Somervell --
Somervell's speeches --
Somervell's correspondence regarding the folk song and national song controversy.
Series Title: Classic texts in music education, 26.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Cox ; foreword by Elizabeth Jane Howard.
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The composer Arthur Somervell was also an Inspector of Schools with special responsibility for the teaching of music. His collected writings set forth his philosophy of music education and cast light  Read more...

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The educational dilemma that presented itself to Arthur Somervell at the start of the last century is evident again in Britain today. Thus, in addition to being a work of significant scholarship, Read more...

 
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