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ACADEMIC THESES AND ARTICLES ON NINETEENTH- AND EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH MUSIC

GENERAL

Nineteenth-century English oratorio festivals: chronicling the monumental in music
Christine Andrews (PhD, Oxford, 2009)

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:bdeff62f-fead-42a7-9724-5c79d5c2cdf9/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=602730710.pdf&type_of_work=Thesis (read-only)

Art music in British public discourse during the First World War
Jane Angell (PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014)

https://core.ac.uk/display/28905289?source=3 (download)

War, impression, sound, and memory: British music and the First World War
Jeremy Dibble (German Historical Institute London bulletin, 37(1), 2015, pp.43-56)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42128835?recSetID= (download)

INDIVIDUAL MUSICIANS

"The man who writes tunes": an assessment of the work of Eric Coates (1886-1957) and his role within the field of British light music
Michael J. Payne (PhD, Durham, 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2501/ (download)

The music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): a critical and analytical study
Catherine Carr (PhD, Durham, 2005)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2964/ (download)

Michael Costa, England’s first conductor: the revolution in musical performance in England 1830-80
John Goulden (PhD, Durham, 2012)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/5924/ (download)

The music of Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935): a critical study
Christopher J. Parker (PhD, Durham 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1834/ (download)

The life and work of (George John) Learmont Drysdale (1866-1909)
Moira Harris (PhD, Glasgow, 2006)

http://theses.gla.ac.uk/75110/ (download)

Elgar as post-Wagnerian: a study of Elgar's assimilation of Wagner’s music and methodology
Laura Α. Meadows (PhD, Durham, 2008)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2297/ (download)

Hamilton Harty's Ode to a Nightingale: a confluence of Wagner and Elgar
Jeremy Dibble (Journal of the Society of Musicology in Ireland, XI, 2016, pp.57-81)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42129559?source=3 (download)

The operas of Gustav Holst
Natalie Artemas-Polak (PhD, Surrey, 2006)

https://core.ac.uk/display/131230466?recSetID= (download)

The music of Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): a critical study
Alasdair Jamieson (PhD, Durham, 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2456/ (download)

The music of Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935): a critical study
Duncan James Barker (PhD, Durham, 1999)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1441/ (download)

The music of Johannes Brahms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century England and an assessment of his reception and influence on the chamber and orchestral works of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford
Edward Luke Anderton Woodhouse (PhD, Durham, 2012)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/7336/ (download)

Sir Hubert Parry: an intellectual portrait
Nugunn Wattanapat (PhD, Durham, 2016)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/12010/ (download)

The choral music of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and the press c.1875-1925
Peter John Smith (MMus, Durham, 2008)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2542/ (download)

From child prodigy to conservative professor?: reception issues of Charles Villiers Stanford
Adele Commins (Maynooth Musicology, 2008)

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/297027986.pdf (download)

Charles Villiers Stanford’s experiences with and contributions to the solo piano repertoire
Adele Commins (Maynooth Musicology, 2009)

https://core.ac.uk/display/297028042?source=3 (download)

An Irishman in an English musical garden: perceptions of Stanford’s piano music
Adele Commins (2012)

https://core.ac.uk/display/35316312?source=3 (download)

The symphonies of Charles Villiers Stanford: constructing a national identity?
Jonathan White (PhD, Oxford, 2014)

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6d16fac7-bb70-4ba9-bf0e-17c0a9f26ce5/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=THESIS01&type_of_work=Thesis (read-only)

Context, form and style in Sterndale Bennett's piano concertos
Jeremy Dibble (Nineteenth-century music review, 13 (2), 2016, pp.195-219)

https://core.ac.uk/display/76969695?recSetID= (download)

"A source of innocent merriment in an object all sublime': a critical appraisal of the choral works of Sir Arthur Sullivan
Geoffrey Paul Anderson (MMus, Durham, 2016)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42123267?source=2 (download)

Sir Arthur Sullivan, the 1898 Leeds Festival and beyond
Anne Stanyon (PhD, Leeds, 2017)

https://core.ac.uk/display/157800801?source=2 (download)

Style in the music of Arthur Sullivan: an investigation
Martyn Paul Lambert Strachan (PhD, Open University, 2017)

https://core.ac.uk/display/161865855?source=2 (download)

Arthur Sullivan conducts: a re-evaluation of a ruined reputation
Anne Stanyon [n.d.]

http://www.mediafire.com/file/4zvygvgjrryunr3/Arthur_Sullivan_conducts_-_a_re-evaluation_of_a_ruined_reputation.docx/file

Sad dregs or new directions: Sir Arthur Sullivan’s final decade
Anne Stanyon [n.d.]

http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9q0mxyuj2wnaf1/Sad_dregs_or_new_directions_-_Sir_Arthur_Sullivan%25E2%2580%2599s_final_decade.pdf/file
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 10:26:53 am »

It's also worth checking out archive.org, eg

"Joseph Holbrooke and his work"

https://archive.org/stream/josefholbrookehi00loweuoft/josefholbrookehi00loweuoft_djvu.txt
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Famous composers and their works (ed. John Knowles Paine, et al., 1891-1900)

Vol.1 - https://ia803003.us.archive.org/32/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV1/Binder1.pdf

Vol.2 - https://ia800403.us.archive.org/11/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV2/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v2.pdf

Vol.3 - https://ia800406.us.archive.org/30/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV3/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v3.pdf

Vol.4 - https://ia600904.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV4/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v4.pdf

Vol.5 - https://ia903000.us.archive.org/5/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV5/Famous%20Composers%20and%20their%20Works%20v5.pdf

Vol.6 - https://ia600908.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV6/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v6.pdf
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 02:02:56 pm »

Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians

First edition (ed. George Grove, 1879-89)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi01grovuoft

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi02grovuoft

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi03grovuoft

Vol.4, appendix and index (1890) - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi04grovuoft

Second edition (ed. J. A. Fuller Maitland, 1904-10)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19121grov

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19162grov

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19163grov

Vol.4 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19164grov

Vol.5 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19165grov

American supplement [Vol.6] (1920) - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi00grov/mode/2up

Third edition (ed. H.C. Colles, 1927)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95437/page/n11/mode/2up

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95438

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95439

Vol.4 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95440/page/n7/mode/2up

Vol.5 - [currently unavailable as a digital copy]
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The Standard series by George Upton (1834-1919)

The standard operas (1885)

https://archive.org/details/standardoperasth1897upto/page/n5/mode/2up

The standard oratorios (1886)

https://archive.org/details/standardoratorio00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up

The standard cantatas (1888)

https://archive.org/details/standardcantatas00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up

The standard symphonies (1888)

https://archive.org/details/standardsymphoni1907upto/page/n5/mode/2up

The standard light operas (1902)

https://archive.org/details/standardlightope00uptouoft/page/n5/mode/2up

The standard operas (new edition, 1906)

https://archive.org/details/standardoperas00upto/page/n7/mode/2up

The standard concert guide (1908)

https://archive.org/details/standardconcertg1908upto/page/n7/mode/2up

Standard concert repertory and other concert pieces (1909)

https://archive.org/details/standardconcertr00upto/page/n9/mode/2up
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The Standard series by George Upton (1834-1919)

What a fascinating collection, John. Thank you very much indeed.

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BOOKS ON BRITISH MUSIC

Individual musicians

William Alexander Barrett - Balfe: his life and work (1882)

https://archive.org/details/balfehislifework00barr/page/n3/mode/2up

Howard Orsmond Anderton - Granville Bantock (1915)

https://archive.org/details/granvillebantock00andeiala/page/n7/mode/2up

John Francis Barnett - Musical reminiscences (1906)

https://archive.org/details/reminiscencesimp00barniala/page/n3/mode/2up

William Charles Berwick Sayers - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, musician: his life and letters (1915)

https://archive.org/details/samuelcoleridget00saye/page/n7/mode/2up

Frederic Cowen - My art and my friends (1913)

https://archive.org/details/myartmyfriends00coweiala/page/n7/mode/2up

Robert J. Buckley - Sir Edward Elgar (1905)

https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00buck/page/n9/mode/2up

Ernest Newman - Elgar (1922)

https://archive.org/details/elgar1922newm/page/n9/mode/2up

John Fielder Porte - Sir Edward Elgar (1921)

https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00portiala/page/n11/mode/2up

William H. Grattan Flood - John Field of Dublin: inventor of the nocturne (1920)

https://archive.org/details/johnfieldofdubli00floorich/page/n5/mode/2up

George Lowe - Josef Holbrooke and his work (1920)

https://archive.org/details/josefholbrookehi00loweiala/page/n9/mode/2up

Henry Charles Banister - George Alexander Macfarren: his life, works and influence (1891)

https://archive.org/details/georgealexanderm00bani/page/n9/mode/2up

Arthur Eaglefield Hull - Cyril Scott: composer, poet and philosopher (1919)

https://archive.org/details/cyrilscottcompos00hulluoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Ethel Smyth - Impressions that remained: memoirs, volume 1 (1919)

https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr01smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up

Ethel Smyth - Impressions that remained: memoirs, volume 2 (1919)

https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr02smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up

John Fielder Porte - Sir Charles V. Stanford (1921)

https://archive.org/details/sircharlesvstanf00port/page/n7/mode/2up

Charles Villiers Stanford - Interludes: records and reflections (1922)

https://archive.org/details/interludesrecord00staniala/page/n7/mode/2up

Charles Villiers Stanford - Pages from an unwritten diary (1914)

https://archive.org/details/pagesfromunwritt00stan/page/n9/mode/2up

Charles Villiers Stanford - Studies and memories (1908)

https://archive.org/details/studiesmemories00staniala/page/n5/mode/2up

James Robert Sterndale Bennett - The life of William Sterndale Bennett (1907)

https://archive.org/details/lifeofwilliamste00benniala/page/n7/mode/2up

Francois Cellier and Cunningham Bridgeman - Gilbert and Sullivan and their operas (1914)

https://archive.org/details/gilbertandsulli00bridgoog/page/n7/mode/2up

George E. Dunn - A Gilbert and Sullivan dictionary (1937)

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28813/page/n9/mode/2up

Benjamin William Findon - Sir Arthur Sullivan: his life and music (1904)

https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00findrich/page/n7/mode/2up

Benjamin William Findon - Sir Arthur Sullivan and his operas (chapters 8, Savoy successes and 12, Sullivan as conductor revised, 1908)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022443786/page/n7/mode/2up

Arthur Lawrence - Sir Arthur Sullivan: life story, letters, and reminiscences (1899)

https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00lawruoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Henry Augustine Simcoe - Sullivan v. critic, or practice v. theory: a study in press phenomena (1906)

https://ia800203.us.archive.org/2/items/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog.pdf

Frank Howes - The dramatic works of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1937)

https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksofr002298mbp/page/n5/mode/2up

Frank Howes - The music of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1954)

https://archive.org/details/musicofralphvaug000664mbp/page/n7/mode/2up

Frank Howes - The music of William Walton, volumes 1 and 2 (1947)

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.166019/page/n5/mode/2up
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BOOKS ON BRITISH MUSIC

General

Joseph Bennett - Forty years of music, 1865-1905 (1908)

https://archive.org/details/fortyyearsofmusi00bennrich/page/n7/mode/2up

William Boosey - Fifty years of music (1931)

https://archive.org/details/fiftyyearsofmusi002543mbp/page/n7/mode/2up

James Duff Brown and Stephen Samuel Stratton - British musical biography (1897)

https://archive.org/details/britishmusicalb00stragoog/page/n3/mode/2up

Percy C. Buck, John H. Mee and F. C. Woods - Ten years of university music in Oxford, 1884-1894 (1894)

https://archive.org/details/tenyearsofuniver00oxfouoft/page/n5/mode/2up

Frederick Corder - A history of the Royal Academy of Music, 1822-1922 (1922)

https://archive.org/details/543272001/mode/2up

Henry Davey - History of English music (second edition, 1921)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924021797109/page/n7/mode/2up

Henry Davison - Music during the Victorian era, from Mendelssohn to Wagner (1912)

https://archive.org/details/musicduringvicto00davi/page/n5/mode/2up

Henry George Farmer - Memoirs of the Royal Artillery Band: its origin, history and progress (1904)

https://archive.org/details/memoirsofroyalar00farm/page/n5/mode/2up

Cecil Forsyth - Music and nationalism: a study of English opera (1911)

https://archive.org/details/musicnationalism00forsuoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Myles Birket Foster - History of the Philharmonic Society of London, 1813-1912 (1912)

https://archive.org/details/historyofphilhar00fost/page/n5/mode/2up

John Alexander Fuller Maitland - English music in the XIXth century (1902)

https://archive.org/details/englishmusicinxi00full/page/n7/mode/2up

John Hollingshead - Gaiety chronicles (1898)

https://archive.org/details/gaietychronicles00holluoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Hermann Klein - Thirty years of musical life in London, 1870-1900 (1903)

https://archive.org/details/thirtyyearsofmus00klei/page/n9/mode/2up

Robin Humphrey Legge - Annals of the Norfolk & Norwich triennial music festivals, 1824-1893 (1896)

https://archive.org/details/annalsofnorfolkn00legg/page/n7/mode/2up

Harold Simpson - A century of ballads, 1810-1910: their composers and singers (1910)

https://archive.org/details/centuryofballads00simprich/page/n7/mode/2up

William Spark - Musical memories (1888)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022169274/page/n9/mode/2up

Ernest Walker - A history of music in England (1907)

https://archive.org/details/historyofmusicin00walk/page/n1/mode/2up

Charles Willeby - Masters of English music (1894)

https://archive.org/details/mastersofenglish00will_0/page/n9/mode/2up
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Essays in musical analysis (1935-39) by Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940)

Vol.1 - Symphonies 1

[currently unavailable as a digital copy]

Vol.2 - Symphonies 2, variations and orchestral polyphony

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.3 - Concertos

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.4 - Illustrative music

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.5 - Vocal music

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.6 - Supplementary essays, glossary and index

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up
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Essays in musical analysis (1935-39) by Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940)

Vol.1 - Symphonies 1

[currently unavailable as a digital copy]

Vol.2 - Symphonies 2, variations and orchestral polyphony

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.3 - Concertos

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.4 - Illustrative music

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.5 - Vocal music

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.6 - Supplementary essays, glossary and index

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up

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Books by Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953)

The appreciation of music

Vol.1 - The appreciation of music (1907)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00sureuoft/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.2 - Great modern composers (1916)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00masorich/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.3 - Short studies of great masterpieces (1918)

https://archive.org/details/shortstudiesofgr1936maso/page/n3/mode/2up

Vol.4 - Music as a humanity and other essays (1921)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022170405/page/n5/mode/2up

Vol.5 - A guide to music: a book for beginners and others (originally 1909)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu05maso/page/n9/mode/2up

Masters in music

Vol.1 (1902)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusic01masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up

Vol.2 (1902)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica02masogoog/page/n8/mode/2up

Vol.3 (1903)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica03masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up

Beethoven and his forerunners (1911)

https://archive.org/details/beethovenhisfore00masoiala/page/n7/mode/2up

Contemporary composers (1918)

https://archive.org/details/contemporarycomp00masouoft/page/n9/mode/2up

From Grieg to Brahms (1912)

https://archive.org/details/fromgriegtobrahm00maso/page/n11/mode/2up

The Romantic composers (1906)

https://archive.org/details/romanticcompose01masogoog/page/n10/mode/2up
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 09:19:16 am »

Books by Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953)

Thanks, John.

There's plenty of interesting material there.

Mason was actually rather a good composer too: there are two fine sonatas for violin and piano that inhabit the sound-world of Brahms. Are you acquainted with 'em?

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 06:36:04 pm »

Ernst Pepping symphonies 1-3, also a couple of pieces from the Pogonyi Archive, the Serenade was very good. I haven't tried out his choral and sacred works yet, but feel like it  will be interesting. He studied with Schreker, and apparently wrote quite dissonantly until the 1930's. I will visit him again.

Thanks for that. I have to admit I hadn't heard of Pepping but he does sound an interesting chap. I see there's a CPO two-CD recording of the three symphonies and the piano concerto and so I will sample the snippets on Presto to see if they appeal. 

I duly iistened to the snippets and I have to say that I found Ernst Pepping's symphonies and Piano Concerto rather anodyne (I might be doing them a disservice, of course, as I only heard about 30 seconds of each movement, but it seemed to be sufficient to give one a flavour of the sound-world). According to his Wikipedia entry, he'd been the composer of  'severe works with uncompromising dissonance' until the beginning of the 1930s, at which point he started to produce music in a much more tonal idiom. I wondered whether this was a natural development (he wouldn't be the only enfant terrible who'd modified their language as they matured); or did he do what he had to do under the Third Reich to stay alive (as did many other rank-and-file musicians)? Or was he a fully paid-up Nazi?

Seeking to find answers to these questions, I happened upon this Exeter University Ph.D. thesis by Ian D. Sutherland which includes as case-studies discussions of Paul Hindemith, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Heinrich Kaminski, Pepping and Wolfgang Fortner: "From Weimar Republic to Third Reich: Composing agency in changing socio-cultural contexts". On the face of it, a very interesting read...

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/12826898.pdf

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Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.
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