Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations

Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations

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Coronations are the grandest of all state occasions. This is the first comprehensive in-depth study of the music that was performed at British coronations from 1603 to the present, encompassing the sixteen coronations that have taken place in Westminster Abbey and the last two Scottish coronations. Range describes how music played a crucial role at the coronations and how the practical requirements of the ceremonial proceedings affected its structure and performance. The programme of music at each coronation is reconstructed, accompanied by a wealth of transcriptions of newly discovered primary source material, revealing findings that lead to fresh conclusions about performance practices. The coronation ceremonies are placed in their historical context, including the political background and the concept of invented traditions. The study is an invaluable resource not only for musicologists and historians, but also for performers, providing a fascinating insight into the greatest of all Royal events.Der Kaisermarsch Richard Wagners als nationalprotestantisches Symbola#39;, in Michael Fischer, Christian Senkel, and Klaus Tanner (eds.) ... 1947), reproduced on (Date accessed: 2 September 2011). ... The Form and Order of Service Recommended for Use in the Churches of the Church of England Throughout His ... Fritz, Paul S., a#39;From a€œ Publica€ to a€œPrivatea€: The Royal Funeral in England, 1500-1830a#39;, in Joachim Whaley (ed.)anbsp;...

Title:Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations
Author:Matthias Range
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-08-23


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