Arthur Bliss; A Source Book

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Master of the Queen's Music from 1953 to 1975, Arthur Bliss is now recognized as one of the most important figures in English music this century. This source book, the result of 20 years of research, provides a detailed reference work for all those interested in Bliss's life and music. It contains the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of references both by and about Bliss and features details of the composer's letters which have never before been published. Also included are a discography, a chronology and a special section on the manuscripts and first editions. In bringing all this information together for the first time, Stewart Craggs's volume will prove invaluable to music librarians and scholars alike.
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A comprehensive reference source book for researchers into the life and work of composer Arthur Bliss, Master of the Queen's Music from 1953 to 1975. The volume contains an alphabetical list of main compositions, chronology, bibliographies of manuscripts and letters (with source details), a listing of all recordings, and selected bibliography. The author spent 20 years compiling the data, and the detailed and professional look of it proves he wasn't just a procrastinator. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859679404
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.46 (d)

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