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By Stephen Town

The rehabilitation of British song begun with Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Ralph Vaughan Williams assisted in its emancipation from continental versions, whereas Gerald Finzi, Edmund Rubbra and George Dyson flourished in its independence. Stephen Town's survey of Choral tune of the English Musical Renaissance is rooted in shut exam of chosen works from those composers. city collates the giant secondary literature on those composers, and brings to undergo his personal learn of the autograph manuscripts. The latter shape an unprecedented list of compositional method and shed new gentle at the compositions as they've got come right down to us of their released and recorded shape. This shut learn of the assets permits city to spot for the 1st time situations of similarity and imitation, continuities and connections among the works.

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43–8; autograph pp. 76–86) and “Hearken O brothers / To the music of the song” (piano-vocal score p. 80; autograph pp. 170–83) exemplify this treatment, but it may be seen to a lesser extent in “To us only is the truth known” (for TB chorus), together with the episode that precedes and follows it (piano-vocal score p. 65; autograph pp. 122–39) and “This is mine! ”) (piano-vocal score p. 71; autograph pp. 148–51). The original ending may be found on pages 209–17, with each page being crossed out.

The raison d’être of festival works was their choruses, several of which in The Vision of Life are very fine. In section 9 (the fourth of the eight choruses), “The Empire of the proud ones passeth,” the march-like, haughty music, with its dotted rhythms and melodic embellishments (lento maestoso, ¦¼ time), underscores the text executed by the chorus in unison, homophony, and imitative writing featuring affective suspensions (pp. 54–61) (“The Empire of the proud ones passeth, / They strive with one another for the sway, / And their reward is ruin”).

43–8; autograph pp. 76–86) and “Hearken O brothers / To the music of the song” (piano-vocal score p. 80; autograph pp. 170–83) exemplify this treatment, but it may be seen to a lesser extent in “To us only is the truth known” (for TB chorus), together with the episode that precedes and follows it (piano-vocal score p. 65; autograph pp. 122–39) and “This is mine! ”) (piano-vocal score p. 71; autograph pp. 148–51). The original ending may be found on pages 209–17, with each page being crossed out.

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