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Let Beauty Awake
Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Literature

Dedicated to the memory of Richard Hickox (1948-2008)
who loved the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams




Includes Bonus CD!

Over 60 minutes of content

Since Vaughan Williams died in 1958, his music has been taken the hearts of an ever-widening audience. However, over the years his critical reputation has not always his popular following. Now the subject of increasing scholarly interest, he is acknowledged as a very considerable figure in twentieth century music.In this fascinating volume, Lewis Foreman has assembled a team of experts to explore key issues in our understanding of the man and his music. Contributors include: Jeremy Dibble, Andrew Herbert, Stephen Lloyd, Anthony Payne, Duncan Hinnells, Tony Kendall, John Huntley, Jenny Doctor and Stephen Banfield.

Foreward
Introduction

PART 1: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND OTHERS

  1. Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams: influences and aspirations Michael Pope
  2. Elgar’s literary choice Stephen Johnson
  3. There is music in the midst of desolation Andrew Neill
  4. Character as form: Elgar’s Falstaff David Owen Norris

PART 2: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND THE POETS

  1. Vaughan Williams and literature: an overview Roger Savage
  2. ‘The full juiced apple’: literary furniture in Vaughan Williams’s letters Hugh Cobbe
  3. ‘Farther Sail’: Vaughan Williams and Whitman Alain Frogley
  4. ‘Music in the Air’: Vaughan Williams, Shakespeare, and the construction of an Elizabethan Tradition Byron Adams
  5. They tolled the one bell only’: the remarkable influence of A.E. Housman Philip Lancaster
  6. ‘Triad magic’: the numinous in early works of Vaughan Williams Julian Rushton
  7. Epilogue: ‘The light we sought is shining still’ Michael Kennedy

Notes on contributors
Index

CD: Stephen Connock talks to Richard Hickox

PAGES 150 pages with index including bonus CD
COLOUR Black and white
HARDBACK Gold foil stamped
ISBN 978-0-9548553-4-5 (Elgar editions)
PRICE £20.00 plus P&P

Stephen Connock with Richard Hickox

Stephen Connock in conversation with Richard Hickox

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