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By Tim Rayborn

ISBN-10: 0786496347

ISBN-13: 9780786496341

The flip of the 20 th century used to be a time of significant switch in Britain. The empire observed its worldwide effect waning and its conventional social constructions challenged. there has been a starting to be weariness of industrialism and a wish to rediscover culture and the roots of English background. a brand new curiosity in English people music and dance encouraged paintings tune, which many believed was once seeing a renaissance after a interval of stagnation because the 18th century.
This booklet specializes in the lives of 7 composers—Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger—whose paintings was once prompted through people songs and early track. every one bankruptcy presents an historic historical past and tells the interesting tale of a musical life.

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