In nineteenth-century British society music and musicians were organized as they had never been before. This organization was manifested, in part, by the introduction of music into powerful institutions, both out of belief in music's inherently beneficial properties, and also to promote music occupations and professions in society at large. This book provides a representative and varied sample of the interactions between music and organizations in various locations in the nineteenth-century British Empire, exploring not only how and why music was institutionalized, but also how and why institutions became 'musicalized'.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Paul Rodmell; Part I Music Societies and Venues: The management of 19th-century Dublin music societies in the public and private spheres: the Philharmonic Society and the Dublin Musical Society, Catherine Ferris; Three madrigal societies in early 19th-century England, James Hobson; ‘A melodious phenomenon’: the institutional influence on town-hall music-making, Rachel E. Milestone; A home for the ‘Phil’: Liverpool’s first Philharmonic Hall (1849), Fiona M. Palmer; James Mapleson and the ‘National Opera House’, Paul Rodmell. Part II Music Education: Musical diplomacy and Mary Gladstone’s diary, Phyllis Weliver; The expansion and development of the music degree syllabus at Trinity College Dublin during the 19th century, Lisa Parker; The music exams of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 1859-1919, David Wright; Resisting the Empire? Public music examinations in Melbourne, 1896-1914, Kieran Crichton. Part III Music and the State: Birmingham Cathedral, Royle Shore and the revival of early English church music, Suzanne Cole; On the beat: the Victorian policemen as musician, Rachel Cowgill; The British military as a musical institution, c.1780-c.1860, Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow; Edward Jones ‘bard to the king’: the Crown, Welsh national music, and identity in late Georgian Britain, Meirion Hughes; Index.