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Day Timothy


Penguin Books Ltd

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Timothy Day was for many years Curator of Western Art Music in the British Librarys Sound Archive. He has written and lectured widely on English cathedral music was a visiting senior research fellow at Kings College London 200611 and served on the Management Committee of the Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music. For his work on this book he was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. His previous books include A Century of Recorded Music: Listening to Musical History and Hereford Choral Society: An Unfinished History.The Kings choirs glory years under Ord and Willcocks are at the heart of Days massive impeccably researched book. Its scope however is far wider. ... The sound is a 20thcentury British invention which because it coincided with the rise of broadcasting and recording went on to conquer the world.This eyeopening and earopening book ... investigates the creation of a style and the evolution of a tradition that now feels as anciently English as the tentacular lateGothic stonework of Kings chapel itself. Along the way Days meticulous history of a special choral sound opens out into an exploration of the evershifting bonds between music and society and art and faith.Magisterial but extremely readable ... full of fascinating detail and shrewd insightsErudite original and surprisingly moving ... This Christmas as at every Christmas millions of listeners will have relished the ethereal Kings choir ... Days meticulous history of a special choral sound investigates the creation of a style and the evolution of a tradition that now feels as anciently English as the stonework of Kings chapel itself Boyd TonkinThe sound of the choir of Kings College Cambridge its voices perfectly blended its emotions restrained its impact sublime has become famous all over the world and for many the distillation of a particular kind of Englishness. This is especially so at Christmas time with the broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols whose centenary is celebrated this year. How did this small band of men and boys in a famous fenland town in England come to sing in the extraordinary way they did in the twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries?It has been widely assumed that the Kings style essentially continues an English choral tradition inherited directly from the Middle Ages. In this original and illuminating book Timothy Day shows that this could hardly be further from the truth. Until the 1930s the singing at Kings was full of high Victorian emotionalism like that at many other English choral foundations well into the twentieth century.The choirs modern sound was brought about by two intertwined revolutions one social and one musical. From 1928 singing with the trebles in place of the old lay clerks the choir was fully made up of choral scholars college men reading for a degree. Under two exceptional directors of music Boris Ord from 1929 and David Willcocks from 1958 the style was transformed and the choir br

Data Publikacji: 2019-11-07
Wymiary: 198 mm 129 mm 24 mm 327 gr

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