Christ Church has had a complex and varied history as the cathedral church of Dublin, one of two Anglican cathedrals in the capital of a predominantly Catholic country and the church of the British administration in Ireland before 1922. An Irish cathedral within the English tradition, yet through much of its history it was essentially an English cathedral in a foreign land. With close musical links to cathedrals in England, to St Patrick's cathedral in Dublin, and to the city's wider political and cultural life, Christ Church has the longest documented music history of any Irish institution, providing a unique perspective on the history of music in Ireland. Barra Boydell, a leading authority on Irish music history, has written a detailed study drawing on the most extensive musical and archival sources existing for any Irish cathedral. The choir, its composers and musicians, repertoire and organs are discussed within the wider context of city and state, and of the religious and political dynamics which have shaped Anglo-Irish relationships since medieval times. More than just a history of music at one cathedral, this book makes an important contribution to English cathedral music studies as well as to Irish musical and cultural history. BARRA BOYDELL is Senior Lecturer in Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
The Fiddle: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained fiddle traditions that, while sometimes faithful to old-world or Native styles, often feature blended elements from various traditions. Therefore, researchers of the fiddle traditions in these two countries can not only explore elements of fiddling practices drawn from various regions of the world, but also look at how different fiddle traditions can interact and change. In addition to including short essays and listings of resources about the full range of fiddle traditions in those two countries, it also discusses selected resources about fiddle traditions in other countries that have influenced the traditions in the United States and Canada.
This uniquely warm and personal book is more than simply another guide for parents who want their children to study music. The Pleasures of Perils of Raising Young Musicians tells the real-life stories of today's musical children, interlaced with comparative stories from the childhoods of famous musicians. Woven throughout is the author's personal narrative about the joys and frustrations of raising her own son Jonathan, a flutist. The book reviews current research about the value of a classical music education in building character, intellect, discipline, and success, no matter what field a child pursues. As a parent, you will feel you are not alone in being perplexed about what choices to make. With richly detailed and sometimes surprising information about each orchestral instrument, Ms. Siteman assists parents who must choose which instrument is a good "fit" for their child's body type, temperament, and social needs. The Pleasures and Perils of Raising Young Musicians illuminates the joys, frustrations, and rewards of classical music education for parents who desperately need solid guidance and no-nonsense information.
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