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By Stephen Town

ISBN-10: 0754605361

ISBN-13: 9780754605362

The rehabilitation of British track started with Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Ralph Vaughan Williams assisted in its emancipation from continental types, whereas Gerald Finzi, Edmund Rubbra and George Dyson flourished in its independence. Stephen Town's survey of Choral song of the English Musical Renaissance is rooted in shut exam of chosen works from those composers. city collates the monstrous secondary literature on those composers, and brings to undergo his personal examine of the autograph manuscripts. The latter shape an exceptional checklist of compositional technique and shed new mild at the compositions as they've got come right down to us of their released and recorded shape. This shut research of the resources permits city to spot for the 1st time circumstances of similarity and imitation, continuities and connections among the works.

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3 The Vision of Life by Hubert Parry, “Awake, ye that live in darkness” (vocal score; Novello, 1914), p. 102 Hubert Parry and The Vision of Life Reconsidered 21 surges toward a fugato of the subsequent four lines (S/T/B/A, S/A/B/T, A/T/S/B), fortissimo and animando. The effect is intense, overwhelming, and profound. Yet there is no abatement to the athletic thrust, and the choral-orchestral discourse culminates in a magnificent ¼ þ contrapuntal dialectic for divisi voices (SSAATB) of the penultimate line.

His appealing social background and his education at a prestigious public school (Eton) and an ancient university (Oxford) were a significant reason for his appointment. While he was at prep school at Malvern (1856–58) and Twyford (1858–61), his musical training was entrusted to local organists, such as Edward Brind at Highnam Church, and Samuel Sebastian Wesley at Winchester and Gloucester Cathedrals. Thereafter, he chose to attend Eton (1861–66), where he received tuition (1863–66) from George Elvey at St.

The Voices We praise the men of the days long gone, Faithful and brave, loyal and sure, Who cleared the path their firmness won, Making it plain for men unborn and for all time secure. We think with love of those who fell, Lost in the stress, living in vain; Who knew not light nor wisdom’s spell, Wandering helpless, maimed and blind, condemned to helpless pain! Wise ones or worthless, Helpful or hindering, Martyrs or cowards, Heroes or cravens, All pace the same path, All face the same death.

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