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Music of the English Parish Church

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ISBN-10: 0521274575

ISBN-13: 9780521274579

Edition: 1979

Authors: Nicholas Temperley

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This book is the most thorough and extensive history of English parish church music ever published, covering the period from the late middle ages to the present day. Through the ages English parish churches have resounded to all manner of music, ranging from the rich choral polyphony of Henry VIII's or Victoria's reigns to the bare unaccompanied psalm tunes of the seventeenth century. Temperley has found in this neglected field a wealth of fascinating music, as well as a host of intellectual problems to intrigue the scholar. A recurring theme of the book is the conflict between two incompatible goals for Protestant parish church music: artistic performance and popular expression. Professor…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 6.85" wide x 9.72" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

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