Dawn Songs

Dawn Songs

by Peter Riley


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Dawn Songs by Peter Riley

Dawn Songs consists of three essays on music. A short one on Derek Bailey as heard in 1970; a moderate-size one on surviving west gallery choral pieces performed in pubs of the Sheffield Moorlands area at Christmas, called ‘Mass Lyric’; and ‘Dawn Songs’ itself, which concerns a lamentational genre of Transylvanian village music and forms the bulk of the book. So if ever there was a book discussing musical practices which very few people outside the area know about or want to, this is it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848615458
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Riley was born into an environment of working people in the Manchester area in 1940 and now lives in retirement in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. His most recent books are The Glacial Stairway (Carcanet Press, 2011) and Due North (Shearsman Books, 2015), a book-length poem which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, 2015. He regularly contributes reviews of new poetry to the website The Fortnightly Review, and a collection of these was issued in book form under the title The Fortnightly Reviews 2012-2014.

Table of Contents

Mass Lyric

Dawn Songs

On First Hearing Derek Bailey

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