William Mathias

William Mathias

by Stewart R. Craggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313278652

ISBN-13: 9780313278655

Pub. Date: 09/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Taking piano lessons at three years of age and composing by five, William Mathias became one of Britain's leading 20th-century composers. (He was invited to compose the wedding anthem for the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.) This work provides, for the first time in one volume, up-to-date and comprehensive details of the composer's life's

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Taking piano lessons at three years of age and composing by five, William Mathias became one of Britain's leading 20th-century composers. (He was invited to compose the wedding anthem for the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.) This work provides, for the first time in one volume, up-to-date and comprehensive details of the composer's life's work. It includes a biography, a complete list of works and performances, a discography of sound recordings, and an annotated bibliography, along with useful appendixes and an index. This book will be of interest to musicologists, students, and 20th century music buffs alike.

Mathias was a prolific and versatile composer whose works included opera and music for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments, organ, brass ensembles, choral, church, and children's groups. His wedding anthem for Prince Charles and Lady Diana was heard by over 750 million people around the world on television—probably the largest audience for any first performance of a new work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313278655
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1995
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Biography

Works and Performances

Operas

Orchestral Music

Chamber and Solo Instrumental Music

Organ Music

Songs

Choral Music

Church Music

Music for Children

Incidental Music

Music for Brass Ensembles

Discography

Bibliography

Appendix I: Alphabetical List of Compositions

Appendix II: Chronological List of Main Compositions

Index

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