Roman Catholic Church Music in England, 1791-1914: A Handmaid of the Liturgy? / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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About the Author
Thomas Muir read History at Oxford and taught History and Politics at Stonyhurst College, for whom he wrote the definitive history Stonyhurst College 1593-1993, now in its second edition. Between 1997-2005 he read Music at the universities of York and Durham. His doctoral thesis 'Full in the Panting Heart of Rome', Roman Catholic Church Music In England 1850-1962 broke new ground in the use of database technology for the large-scale analysis of performance repertoire, providing much of the basic research material on which this book is based. The author of numerous historical and musicological articles, he is an experienced composer, his latest project being the composition of a large cycle of chamber music inspired by the legend of the Green Man.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction: 19th-century English Catholic music: a neglected heritage; Part I Heritage, History and Liturgy: The historical background; The liturgical framework. Part II Catholic Music in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Plainchant in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; Music at the London embassy chapels and their successors. Part III Ultramontane Influences on Catholic Church Music: Plainchant reinterpreted; The revival of Renaissance polyphony. Part IV Music for Extra-Liturgical Services: Catholic vernacular hymnody, c1842-1913; Music for benediction. Part V The Iron Frame: Catholic Music During the Early 20th Century: The new legislative framework; Plainchant from Solesmes; Renaissance polyphony with an English inflexion: the work of Sir Richard Terry; Conclusion: Catholic church music in the early 20th century: visions of uniformitydiverse reality; Select bibliography; Index.