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The Resource Composing in words, William Alwyn ; edited by Andrew Palmer

Composing in words, William Alwyn ; edited by Andrew Palmer

Label
Composing in words
Title
Composing in words
Statement of responsibility
William Alwyn ; edited by Andrew Palmer
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The English composer William Alwyn (1905-85) was not only one of the most versatile creative figures of his age, writing music for the concert hall, recital room, operatic stage and film screen; he was also a virtuoso instrumentalist and conductor, the teacher of some of the most important composers of the succeeding generation, and the founder of a number of influential music committees such as the Composers' Guild of Great Britain. Alwyn was a gifted writer, too, alive to literature and art--especially pre-Raphaelite painting, on which he was an authority--as well as to music, and Composing in Words presents his most important writings: the autobiographical essay 'Winged Chariot'; the diary, 'Ariel to Miranda', in which he chronicled the composition of his Third Symphony; an extract from Early Closing, Alwyn's reminiscences of his Northampton childhood; and essays on film music, and on other composers, among them Elgar, Bax and Puccini
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1985
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alwyn, William
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.A482
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Palmer, Andrew
Series statement
Musicians on music,
Series volume
no. 9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alwyn, William
  • Composers
  • Music
Label
Composing in words, William Alwyn ; edited by Andrew Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winged chariot : an essay in autobiography -- Early closing : an autobiography of childhood -- Ariel to Miranda : a journal -- Meet the composer -- The musical opinions of Doctor Crotch -- Film music : sound or silence? -- The background to Miss Julie -- Elgar as a conductor -- The music of Arnold Bax -- The golden girl and the swallow : a new assessment of Puccini -- My debt to Czech music
Control code
244764523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780907689713
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244764523
Label
Composing in words, William Alwyn ; edited by Andrew Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winged chariot : an essay in autobiography -- Early closing : an autobiography of childhood -- Ariel to Miranda : a journal -- Meet the composer -- The musical opinions of Doctor Crotch -- Film music : sound or silence? -- The background to Miss Julie -- Elgar as a conductor -- The music of Arnold Bax -- The golden girl and the swallow : a new assessment of Puccini -- My debt to Czech music
Control code
244764523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780907689713
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244764523

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