"Not of heroic build": the literate glee

Price, C. (2015) "Not of heroic build": the literate glee. In: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 8th-10th July, 2015, Glasgow Conservatoire.

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Abstract

A discussion of the ways in which composers set the remarkable varied texts of their poets. Some were written by the composers themselves; others used the words of some of Britain's finest wordsmiths. The results were a testament to the concern of this repertoire with appropriate word-setting, though sometimes - as in Horsley's "Lo, On Yon Long-Resounding Shore" - the music proved somewhat frail for the weight of the words it was asked to carry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M1495 Vocal music > M1497 Secular vocal music > M1900 Songs of specific groups or on specific topics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Mr Chris Price
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2017 15:15
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15389

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00