By Charles Edward McGuire
This reference seeks to spot and in short annotate a variety of matters when it comes to English musical tradition, mostly from the early fifteenth century via 1958, dates that mirror the coalescence of an identifiable English sort within the early Renaissance and the loss of life of the long-lasting Ralph Vaughan Williams within the mid-20th century. the various actually nice "English" composers figuring during this quantity contain Johann Christian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Georg Frideric Handel, besides singers like Jenny Lind and Farinelli and lots of others.
The Historical Dictionary of English Music covers its material via a chronological desk of vital occasions, an introductory essay at the historical past of English song, an intensive bibliography, and over six hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on humans, venues, repertory, style, and resources. This booklet is a superb entry element for college students, researchers, and a person eager to be aware of extra approximately English tune in this very important interval.
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Arnold, initially a self-taught trumpeter (inspired by Louis Armstrong, which led him to include blues idioms in his compositions), attended the Royal College of Music, studying composition with Gordon Jacob and trumpet with Ernest Hall. indb 30 3/14/11 10:29 AM ASTON, HUGH • 31 Philharmonic Orchestra and the British Broadcasting Corporation Symphony Orchestra (with a short hiatus in the army). After this, he turned to composition full-time. As a composer he was prolific and popular, working in genres from overtures, dance suites, concertos, and symphonies to film music; his score to The Bridge on the River Kwai won the 1957 Academy Award for best score.
Ernest Walker, A History of Music in England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1907), 286. 15. Robert Stradling and Meirion Hughes, The English Musical Renaissance, 1860–1940: Construction and Deconstruction (London: Routledge, 1993), 34. 16. Musical Herald, November 1892, 323–26. indb 14 3/14/11 10:29 AM A ABEL, CARL FRIEDRICH (1723–87). Composer, impresario, and bassviolist. Abel was born in Cöthen, held an early position in Dresden with the court orchestra there under Johann Adolph Hasse, and arrived in England for the 1758–59 season.
The Works of John Dryden, vol. 15, ed. Earl Miner, George Guffey, and Franklin B. Zimmerman (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976), 8. 7. In Christopher Hogwood, Handel (London: Thames and Hudson, 1984), 101. 8. Charles Burney, A General History of Music, vol. 2 (1789; rpt. New York: Dover, 1957), 405. 9. See Margaret Bent, Dunstaple (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981), 1; Andrew Wathey, “Dunstable in France,” Music & Letters 67 (1986): 5. indb 12 3/14/11 10:29 AM INTRODUCTION • 13 10.
Historical dictionary of English music, ca. 1400-1958 by Charles Edward McGuire