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Author Cole, Suzanne, 1962-

Title Thomas Tallis and his music in Victorian England / Suzanne Cole
Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 222 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Music in Britain, 1600-1900
Music in Britain, 1600-1900.
Contents "It is here that we must look for Tallis" : Tallis's music -- "Such a man as Tallis" : Tallis the man -- "This mistake of a barbarous age" : Spem in alium -- "A solid rock of harmony" : the Preces and Responses -- "The Englishman's harmony" : Tallis and national identity
Summary In Victorian England, Tallis was ever-present: in performances of his music, in accounts of his biography, and through his representation in physical monuments. Known in the nineteenth century as the 'Father of English Church Music', Tallis occupies a central position in the history of the music of the Anglican Church. This book examines in detail the reception of two works that lie at the stylistic extremes of his output: Spem in alium, revived in the 1830s, though generally not greatly admired, and the Responses, which were very popular. A close study of the performances, manuscripts and editions of these works casts light on the intersections between the antiquarian, liturgical and aesthetic goals of nineteenth-century editors and musicians. By tracing Tallis's reception in nineteenth-century England, the author charts the hold Tallis had on the Victorians and the ways in which Anglican - and English - identity was defined and challenged
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-213) and index
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Subject Tallis, Thomas, approximately 1505-1585 -- Appreciation.
Tallis, Thomas, approximately 1505-1585.
Tallis, Thomas, approximately 1505-1585. Spem in alium.
Tallis, Thomas, approximately 1505-1585. Vocal music.
Church music -- Anglican Communion.
Church music -- England -- 19th century.
England -- Church history -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846156785 (electronic bk.)
9781846156786 (electronic bk.)