English Glees and Part-Songs (Barrett, William Alexander)

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 Complete Book
#178575 - 13.68MB, xii, 358 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 294x

PDF scanned by Hathitrust
Olmsted (2012/2/13)

Publisher Info.:

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886.


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Enthusiastic music history and criticism.
No scores or illustrations.


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General Information

Work Title English Glees and Part-Songs, an Inquiry Into Their Historical Development
Alternative Title
Composer Barrett, William Alexander
First Publication 1886
Language English
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Choral Music > England > History and Criticism

Misc. Comments

"Can it therefore with truth be said ... that the
people who excelled in the composition of the madrigal,
who possess thousands of the most beautiful popular
melodies, who invented the anthem, and the glee,
and carried the part-song to so great a degree of
perfection, are not musical?

"For Englishmen and searchers after truth there will
be found no greater incentive to a patriotic defence
of their musical qualifications ... than in the examination
of a particular branch in which their countrymen hold a
position entirely unique." pp. 348-349.

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