European Music Products

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell

    Edited by Rebecca Herissone

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of current research into Purcell and the environment of Restoration music, with contributions from leading experts in the field. Seen from the perspective of modern, interdisciplinary approaches to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Robert Saxton: Caritas

    By Wyndham Thomas

    Caritas relates the 'true', yet largely undocumented story of Christine Carpenter, a 14th-century anchoress who moves towards insanity as her desire for a divine revelation continues to be unfulfilled after a period of three years locked in her cell. Although physically isolated, she is aware of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880–1935

    By Catherine Tackley (née Parsonage)

    As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The English Musical Renaissance and the Press 1850-1914: Watchmen of Music

    By Meirion Hughes

    The importance of nineteenth-century writing about culture has long been accepted by scholars, yet so far as music criticism is concerned, Victorian England has been an area of scholarly neglect. This state of affairs is all the more surprising given that the quantity of such criticism in the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Music and Copyright: The Case of Delius and His Publishers

    By Robert Montgomery, Robert Threlfall

    Delius was born in 1862, twenty-four years before the signing in 1886 of the Berne Convention, the international convention for the protection of literary and artistic works of which Great Britain was a founder member. During Delius's lifetime came the birth of the record industry, the development…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • While Spring and Summer Sang: Thomas Beecham and the Music of Frederick Delius

    By Lyndon Jenkins

    Sir Thomas Beecham is often described as having 'championed' the music of Frederick Delius, and this is no exaggeration. From the moment he heard Delius's music as a young man, Beecham was captivated by its strange, romantic beauty, and its hold on him remained firm. During the next 50 years, he…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Figures of the Imagination

    Fiction and Song in Britain, 1790–1850

    By Roger Hansford

    This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people’s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of religion and the occult. No mere diversion, fiction was…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • John Taverner

    His Life and Music

    By Hugh Benham

    John Taverner was the leading composer of church music under Henry VIII. His contributions to the mass and votive antiphon are varied, distinguished and sometimes innovative; he has left more important settings for the office than any of his predecessors, and even a little secular music survives.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650

    A Study of the Principal Sources

    By Sally Harper

    Music in Wales has long been a neglected area. Scholars have been deterred both by the need for a knowledge of the Welsh language, and by the fact that an oral tradition in Wales persisted far later than in other parts of Britain, resulting in a limited number of sources with conventional notation.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Music-Making in North-East England during the Eighteenth Century

    The north-east of England in the eighteenth century was a region where many different kinds of musical activity thrived and where a wide range of documentation survives. Such activities included concert-giving, teaching, tuning and composition, as well as music in the theatre and in church. Dr Roz…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977

    The Story of Music Hall in Rock

    By Barry J. Faulk

    British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977 explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. They did so by ironically…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom

    By Roberta Freund Schwartz

    This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Blues records by African…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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