The Life and Music of Eric Coates

The Life and Music of Eric Coates
Author: Michael Payne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317025636
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Music of Eric Coates Book Excerpt:

Eric Coates (1886-1957) is perhaps the most familiar name associated with British light music. Sir Charles Groves said that 'his music crackled with enthusiasm and vitality. He could write tunes and clothe them in the most attractive musical colours'. Coates won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and from 1912 to 1919 he was principal viola of the Queen's Hall Orchestra under Sir Henry Wood. He also played under such conductors as Elgar, Delius, Richard Strauss, Debussy, and Beecham. It was, however, as a composer of orchestral music that he found his greatest success. Beginning with the Miniature Suite, written for the 1911 Promenade Concerts, he forged an enviable reputation as a composer. By the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular and highest-paid British composers, with a string of popular works flowing from his pen. Coates' music has become indelibly entwined with such popular radio programmes as the BBC's In Town Tonight, which was introduced by the 'Knightsbridge' March and Desert Island Discs whose signature tune for the past forty years has been By the Sleepy Lagoon. Perhaps his most memorable work was his march for the Dam Busters film. Michael Payne traces the changing fortunes of the career of the man who composed some of Britain's best-known music. In many ways, Coates' story is the story of British light music, and Payne's study offers a fascinating insight into the heyday and decline of the British light music tradition.

The Life and Music of Eric Coates

The Life and Music of Eric Coates
Author: Michael Payne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317025628
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Music of Eric Coates Book Excerpt:

Eric Coates (1886-1957) is perhaps the most familiar name associated with British light music. Sir Charles Groves said that 'his music crackled with enthusiasm and vitality. He could write tunes and clothe them in the most attractive musical colours'. Coates won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and from 1912 to 1919 he was principal viola of the Queen's Hall Orchestra under Sir Henry Wood. He also played under such conductors as Elgar, Delius, Richard Strauss, Debussy, and Beecham. It was, however, as a composer of orchestral music that he found his greatest success. Beginning with the Miniature Suite, written for the 1911 Promenade Concerts, he forged an enviable reputation as a composer. By the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular and highest-paid British composers, with a string of popular works flowing from his pen. Coates' music has become indelibly entwined with such popular radio programmes as the BBC's In Town Tonight, which was introduced by the 'Knightsbridge' March and Desert Island Discs whose signature tune for the past forty years has been By the Sleepy Lagoon. Perhaps his most memorable work was his march for the Dam Busters film. Michael Payne traces the changing fortunes of the career of the man who composed some of Britain's best-known music. In many ways, Coates' story is the story of British light music, and Payne's study offers a fascinating insight into the heyday and decline of the British light music tradition.

Accompanying Gracie

Accompanying Gracie
Author: Andrew Everett MA
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-13
ISBN: 1496994515
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accompanying Gracie Book Excerpt:

You may have heard about Gracie Fields. Harry not only accompanied her, but composed for her, eventually becoming an important British major light composer in his own right. This is his life story, discussing not only his musical achievements but his personal life.

Two Centuries of British Symphonism

Two Centuries of British Symphonism
Author: Jürgen Schaarwächter
Publsiher: Georg Olms Verlag
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN: 3487152282
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Centuries of British Symphonism Book Excerpt:

Die britische Sinfonik ist erst in jüngster Zeit ins allgemeine Interesse gerückt. Ein Überblick über die sinfonische Entwicklung im Vereinigten Königreich seit den Anfängen im 18. Jahrhundert bis ins 20. Jahrhundert blieb aber bis heute ein Desideratum. Der hier vorgelegte Überblick zeigt, wie sich die Identität einer britischen Sinfonik über mehr als hundert Jahre entwickelte, geprägt durch Einflüsse vom europäischen Kontinent und von dem Bedürfnis, eigene Wege zu finden. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts nahm das sinfonische Schaffen in Großbritannien stark zu, brachte jedoch erst mit Edward Elgar einen prominenten Vertreter von internationalem Rang hervor. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt dieser Publikation liegt auf jenen Werken, die zu einem gewissen Grade von anderen überschattet wurden, unveröffentlicht oder unaufgeführt blieben. Das Ergebnis ist das Bild einer vielgestaltigen sinfonischen Landschaft Großbritanniens, das die ästhetischen Perspektiven der einzelnen Komponisten wie auch ihre soziokulturellen Kontexte erhellt. Ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis aller bekannten Werke und eine ausführliche Bibliographie laden zu weiterer Erkundung des Sujets ein. Only in relatively recent times has any real attention been given to British symphonies. So a comprehensive survey, showing what exists and how the situation in the United Kingdom developed, from the beginnings in the 18th century until well into the 20th century, is long overdue. The preliminary survey presented here shows how a British symphonic identity gradually took shape over more than a century, through influences from abroad and, at home, enterprising attempts to find new ways of expression. By the end of the 19th century, British symphonists had produced an impressive body of work, yet only with the appearance of Elgar’s two symphonies in the following decade did this flourishing school find a champion of international renown. In this publication, light is shone on those works that have to some extent been overshadowed, as well as on those that have remained unpublished or unperformed. The result is a multi-faceted panorama of British symphonism, offering many insights into the composers’ thinking and their socio-cultural contexts. A comprehensive catalogue of all known works and an extensive bibliography invite readers to delve further into the subject.

Music My Life

Music  My Life
Author: Brian Kay
Publsiher: Birlinn Ltd
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 1910074292
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music My Life Book Excerpt:

Brian Kay has spent his entire working life in a career that is both successful and rewarding. His fascinating collection of memories and anecdotes throws a hugely entertaining light on a life entirely devoted to the joy of music and music-making. He was the founder bass of the internationally renowned vocal group The King’s Singers, spent the next 25 years writing and presenting thousands of programmes for BBC Radios – his own Brian Kay’s Sunday Morning on Radio 3 to such Radio 2 favourites as Friday Night is Music Night and Melodies for You. He then moved back to the open spaces of the concert hall, conducting choral and orchestral concerts all over the world, including his annual 4000-voice Really Big Chorus Messiah from Scratch in London’s Royal Albert Hall. He has been the lowest frog on a Paul McCartney single and a member of the backing group for Pink Floyd. Brian Kay recounts his fascinating life in intimate and amusing detail, sharing with us his great love of life and his abiding passion for music.

Bruce Montgomery Edmund Crispin A Life in Music and Books

Bruce Montgomery Edmund Crispin  A Life in Music and Books
Author: David Whittle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351572989
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bruce Montgomery Edmund Crispin A Life in Music and Books Book Excerpt:

Under his real name, Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) wrote concert music and the scores for almost 50 feature films, including some of the most enduring British comedies of the twentieth century, amongst them a number in the series started by Doctor in the House and the first six Carry On films. Under the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin he enjoyed equal success as an author, writing nine highly acclaimed detective novels and a number of short crime stories, as well as compiling anthologies of science fiction which helped to increase the profile of the genre. A close friend of both Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis, Montgomery did much to encourage their work. In this first biography of Montgomery, David Whittle draws on interviews with people who knew the writer and composer. These interviews, together with in-depth research, provide great insight into the development of Montgomery as a crime fiction writer and as a composer in the ever-demanding world of films. During the late 1950s and early '60s these demands were to prove too much for Montgomery. Alcoholism combined with the onset of osteoporosis and a retreat into a semi-reclusive lifestyle resulted in him writing and composing virtually nothing during the last 15 years of his life. David Whittle examines the reasons for Montgomery's early and rapid decline in this thoroughly researched and engagingly written biography.

Suite in Four Movements

Suite in Four Movements
Author: Eric Coates
Publsiher: London : Heinemann
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Composers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suite in Four Movements Book Excerpt:

Among the best-loved names in English music today is that of Eric Coates. As a composer, both charming and stirring, he is responsible for two of our national signature tunes - the Knightsbridge March from his London Suite, which heralds In Town Tonight, and the tune which cheered and roused countless millions to greater effort during the war years, Calling All Workers. Here now is his autobiography: a story destined to fill the gaps in those untold private pictures which form around our favorite writers, actors and composers. This book opens with an Allegretto Pastorale, the scene of the author's boyhood among the fields and lands of Nottinghamshire and in the happy circle of family and friends. The youngest son of the local doctor, Eric Coates' musical gifts showed themselves at an early age, and developed unfettered in an environment of affectionate guidance and interest. The second movement of gathering tempo - Lento-Andante-Allegro - follows the young man's career as a student at the Royal Academy of Music and his beginnings as a viola player and composer. This is a story of endless fascination, introducing names which have passed into our life and culture. There are pictures of friends, tutors and professional acquaintances, among them Lionel Tertis, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Henry Wood, Elgar, W.S. Gilbert, Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy and so many more. And always, the thread of a personal life, and experiences as hilarious as the episode of the "Celtic quartet". Romanza in modo variazione is the romantic third movement. This is Mr. Coates' own love story, and one of the few true examples of the fairy-story formula "and so they lived happily ever after." Through this and the final Rondo we see the development of the young composer, from his first song success with Stonecracker John to the public figure we know today, whose Knightbridge March created a sales record in gramophone recordings and is known, with his other delightful compositions, throughout the world.

Composer

Composer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Composers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composer Book Excerpt:

The Bel Canto Violin

The Bel Canto Violin
Author: David Tunley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN: 0429758790
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bel Canto Violin Book Excerpt:

First published in 1999, this biography from David Tunley draws on newly researched documentary evidence to chart Campoli’s early success and his later struggle for recognition as a serious artist. Campoli’s early success and his later struggle for recognition as a serious artist. Campoli’s career emerges as one particularly shaped and directed by the great economic and social forces of the first half of the century, and the story here is as much that of his times, as of his life. Described by Szigeti as ‘one of the last great individualists among violinists’, Alfredo Campoli was a household name in the field of British light music prior to the Second World War. Having made his début at the Wigmore Hall in 1923 Campoli toured with Melba and Butt, then turned to light music during the Depression. He became one of Decca’s early recording artists and broadcast frequently for the BBC with his light music ensembles and pursued a long, successful career as a distinguished international performer.

The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold

The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold
Author: Paul R.W. Jackson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 0429614934
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. 'All of my music is biographical' declared Sir Malcolm Arnold in an interview in 1991. Arnold's turbulent life has permeated his music to a greater degree than probably any other British composer as Paul Jackson reveals in this illuminating account. Interweaving biographical details with close analyses of Arnold's major works, particularly the nine symphonies, and drawing on sketch materials never previously examined, Jackson provides fascinating insights into Arnold's compositional process, and the ideas informing works such as the John Field Fantasy and the 7th Symphony. Extensive interviews with Arnold himself as well as with his family, friends and colleagues add further perspectives on his relationships with fellow composers and musicians, publishers, critics and family. A combination of joie de vivre and periods of depression and personal tragedy, Arnold's life has mirrored his music in its combination of seemingly disparate elements that make a compelling whole.

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317092376
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain Book Excerpt:

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. In four Parts, 'Musical Cultures', 'Societies', 'National Music' and 'Methods', this volume assesses the role music performance plays in articulating significant trends and currents of the cultural life of the period and includes articles on performance and individual instruments; orchestral and choral ensembles; church and synagogue music; music societies; cantatas; vocal albums; the middle-class salon, conducting; church music; and piano pedagogy. An introduction explores Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date list of his publications, including books and monographs, book chapters, journal articles, editions, reviews, critical editions, arrangements and compositions. Fittingly devoted to a significant element in Temperley's research, this book provides scholars of all nineteenth-century musical topics the opportunity to explore the richness of Britain's musical history.

Roger Quilter

Roger Quilter
Author: Valerie Langfield
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0851158714
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Quilter Book Excerpt:

Draws upon unpublished sources and interviews with those who knew him to give a full picture of Roger Quilter's artistic world and musical output.

Lionel Tertis

Lionel Tertis
Author: John White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lionel Tertis Book Excerpt:

This new biography examines the life and work of Lionel Tertis, almost solely responsible for the rise of the viola in the twentieth century.

Musical Style and Social Meaning

Musical Style and Social Meaning
Author: DerekB. Scott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351556878
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Style and Social Meaning Book Excerpt:

Why do we feel justified in using adjectives such as romantic, erotic, heroic, melancholic, and a hundred others when speaking about music? How do we locate these meanings within particular musical styles? These are questions that have occupied Derek Scott's thoughts and driven his critical musicological research for many years. In this selection of essays, dating from 1995-2010, he returns time and again to examining how conventions of representation arise and how they become established. Among the themes of the collection are social class, ideology, national identity, imperialism, Orientalism, race, the sacred and profane, modernity and postmodernity, and the vexed relationship of art and entertainment. A wide variety of musical styles is discussed, ranging from jazz and popular song to the symphonic repertoire and opera.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music
Author: John Butt,Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook,Nicholas Cook,Anthony Pople,Tim Carter,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2004-08-05
ISBN: 9780521662567
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music Book Excerpt:

"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

From Billy Fury to YouTube

From Billy Fury to YouTube
Author: Michael Parkinson (The other one)
Publsiher: Paragon Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN: 1782225889
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Billy Fury to YouTube Book Excerpt:

These are the tales of Michael Parkinson, YouTuber extraordinaire. Michael has posted hundreds of videos to YouTube and has thousands of hits on them every day. In this book he tells the stories of how the videos came to be: behind the scenes when promoting Billy Fury dance shows with 300 amateur performers, and a show with professional dancers in London; Michael’s biography of Billy Fury and an explanation of his graveside tribute to Britain’s first rock ’n’ roll star. Some highlights from Michael’s YouTube adventures: A pretty Italian pianist and how she influenced his YouTube Channel X Factor finalist Saara Aalto singing for him in Leicester Square Walking the Thames Path, he did not video the copulating couple but did capture the giggly girls and the horses Thursford Christmas Spectacular – bandleaders and penguins Blackpool Tower ballroom and Scarborough Spa precede Brighton and boobette Joanna Forest with an emotional farewell appearance from Judith Durham and the Seekers at Nottingham Disneyland Paris, the Royal Academy of Music, a biography of Eric Coates, a story of Notts and England cricket. Read Michael’s hints on where to attend free or inexpensive London concerts; find out how he captured Scottish Football fans invading Trafalgar Square, and fell in love with the Chamber Choir from Drake University, Iowa USA. It can get personal: exam nerves, childhood memories and his National Service. And emotional: The Gardener and Alzheimers Lady and the Tuneless Choir.

Sir George Dyson

Sir George Dyson
Author: Paul Spicer
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1843839032
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sir George Dyson Book Excerpt:

The story of a fascinating, controversial man who influenced almost every sphere of musical life in Britain and helped to change the face of music performance and education in this country.

Granville Bantock 1868 1946

Granville Bantock  1868 1946
Author: John Clay Dressler
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1942954808
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Granville Bantock 1868 1946 Book Excerpt:

"Granville Bantock: A Guide to Research provides both researchers and British music aficionados an entry to documents, books, articles, recordings, and the like currently available for further study about Bantock's life and music. Location and descriptive details of the manuscripts that are extant will assist those looking to construct editions of especially those works which have remained in manuscript and updated editions of those works which were initially published nearly 100 years ago. A discography provides insight into the wide variety of recording companies that first served Bantock's music. Included in the book are sections about: academic theses and dissertations, citations of locations of many of Bantock's letters, and an index that cross-references all of these details to the works which they highlight is a major help to the reader"--

The Canterbury Preacher s Companion 2020

The Canterbury Preacher s Companion 2020
Author: Roger Spiller
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN: 1786221861
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canterbury Preacher s Companion 2020 Book Excerpt:

An annual favourite, the Canterbury Preacher's Companion provides a total of 150 complete sermons for the coming year, with hymn suggestions. For each Sunday of the year there are two sermons based on the Principal and Second Service Lectionaries, plus a section of sermons for special occasions - Mothering Sunday, Harvest, baptism, marriage, funerals - and for all major saints' days. In addition, it offers at-a-glance summaries of the Bible readings, seasonal introductions, a full colour liturgical calendar and hymns suggestions throughout the year. The sermons are complete and ready to use, or can be used as a base for local adaptation. This is an essential companion for hard-pressed clergy and preachers everywhere.