Victorian Cathedral Music in Theory and Practice

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Cambridge University Press, 13 lis 1986 - 227
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This is a critical assessment of Victorian cathedral music, unique in its detailed treatment of the cultural intellectual, philosophical and religious issues that shaped the composer's creative world and so influenced compositional practice. Among the issues investigated by William Gatens are the status of music in Church and society, the Victorians' views on the moral dimension of music, the aesthetic implications of Christian orthodoxy and notions of stylistic propriety. The careers and works of seven eminent composers - Thomas Attwood, T. A. Walmisley, John Goss, S. S. Wesley, F. A. G. Ouseley, John Stainer and Joseph Barnby - are discussed in some detail with emphasis on anthems and fully composed service settings. These provide specific illustrations of stylistic trends and the practical effects of theoretical principles. The study seeks to correct some of the misunderstandings and distortions that were common among earlier twentieth-century writers on the subject.

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Morality singing and church music
33
Orthodoxy and the composer
45
Proprieties and constraints
60
Thomas Attwood Walmisley 181456 and John Goss 180080
103
Samuel Sebastian Wesley 181076 a frustrated romantic
128
the timeless idiom and beyond
147
the High
170
Notes
202
Select bibliography
213
Index
219
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