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2016

University of Kentucky

Granville Bantock

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Beyond England's "Green And Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside The Musical Renaissance, Christopher Little Jan 2016

Beyond England's "Green And Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside The Musical Renaissance, Christopher Little

Theses and Dissertations--Music

England experienced a resurgence of musical talent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries known as the "English Musical Renaissance." This rebirth spanned the years 1880 – 1945 and is credited to the work of Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Their break with Continental compositional models and the subsequent rediscovery of Tudor music and English folk song eventually created a "pastoral" musical style, heard as the authentically English musical voice.

A strain of English musical Romanticism continued parallel to the Renaissance, however, represented by Granville Bantock, Joseph Holbrooke, Rutland Boughton, Arnold Bax, and Havergal Brian ...