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Title Accompanied voices : poets on composers from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt / selected by John Greening.

Published Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2015.
©2015.

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Notes Includes index.
Contents Thomas Tallis (1505-85) -- Charles Tomlinson: 'Spem in Alium' 1 -- William Byrd: 'Ye Sacred Muses' 2 -- William Byrd (?1543-1623) -- Sidney Keyes: 'William Byrd' 3 -- Edward Storey: 'William Byrd's Virginal Music from My Ladye Nevells Booke (1591) 4 -- John Dowland (?1563-1626) -- Hal Summers: 'O Dowland, Old John Dowland' 5 -- Pauline Stainer: 'Mrs John Dowland' 5 -- N. S. Thompson: 'John Dowland on the Lute' 6 -- Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) -- Robin Fulton Macpherson: 'Morning Words' 8 -- Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) -- Stuart Henson: 'Harmonic' 9 -- Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson: 'Orlando Gibbons' 10 -- John Greening: 'The Lute at Hawthornden Castle' 10 -- Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) -- Alistair Elliot: 'Buxtehude's Daughter' 11 -- Henry Purcell (1659-95) -- John Dryden: 'An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell' 13 -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 'Lines to W.L' 14 -- François Couperin (1668-1733) -- John Heath-Stubbs: 'Couperin at the Keyboard' 15 -- Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) -- Alison Brackenbury: 'Yesterday Vivaldi visited me ...' 16 -- Ruth Fainlight: 'Dixit Dominus' 16 -- Margaret Speak: 'Vivaldi's Bow' 17 -- Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) -- Arthur Symons: 'On an Air of Rameau' 18 -- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) -- Douglas Dunn: 'Loch Music' 19 -- Norman MacCaig: 'Pibroch: The Harp Tree' 20 -- Rowan Williams: 'Bach for the Cello' 21 -- John Heath-Stubbs: 'Homage to J. S. Bach' 21 -- Ivor Gurney: 'Bach and the Sentry' 22 -- Lotte Kramer: 'Fugue' 22 -- John Gohorry: 'Bach's Journal for George Erdmann' 23 -- Charles Tomlinson: 'If Bach had been a Beekeeper' 24 -- William Scammell: 'A Touch of the Goldbergs' 25 -- George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) -- Geoffrey Hill: 'G. F. Handel, Opus 6' 26 -- Alison Brackenbury: 'Writing Rinaldo' 26 -- John Byrom: Epigram 27 -- Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) -- Basil Bunting: From 'Briggflatts' 28 -- Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-87) -- Mick Imlah: 'Scottish Play' 29 -- Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) -- William Scammell: 'Small Fanfare for H. C. Robbins Landon' 30 -- Thomas Holcroft: 'To Haydn' 30 -- John Gohorry: 'A fiat for Joseph Haydn' 31 -- Tony Roberts: 'After the Celibacy of Summer' 32 -- Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) -- John Heath-Stubbs: 'Mozart and Salieri' 33 -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) -- Seán Street: 'K595 (Mozart)' 35 -- Anne Stevenson: 'Kosovo Surprised by Mozart' 35 -- Elizabeth Jennings: 'Mozart's Horn Concertos' 36 -- Alistair Elliot: 'Exsultate, Jubilate' 37 -- Michael Donaghy: 'Cadenza' 37 -- Sheenagh Pugh: 'Mozart Playing Billiards' 38 -- Gregory Warren Wilson: 'The Unsung Mechanisms' 39 -- Peter Sansom: 'K563' 40 -- Thomas Hardy: 'Lines to a Movement in Mozart' 41 -- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) -- Gillian Allnutt: 'Barclays Bank and Lake Baikal' 42 -- R. S. Thomas: 'Sonata' 43 -- Matthew Arnold: from 'Epilogue to Lessing's Laocoön' 43 -- Anne Stevenson: 'Arioso Dolente' 44 -- Ted Hughes: 'Opus 131' 46 -- Alan Jenkins: 'Für Elise' 47 -- Oliver Reynolds: 'The Composer's Ear-Trumpet' 47 -- Norman MacCaig: 'Concerto' 48 -- Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) -- Floyd Skloot: 'Paganini and the Powers of Darkness' 49 -- John Field (1782-1837) -- Gerard Smyth: 'John Field' 50 -- John Greening: 'Field' 50 -- Franz Schubert (1797-1828) -- George Szirtes: 'Beautiful Place' 51 -- Gillian Clarke: 'The Piano' 51 -- Pauline Stainer: 'Music for Invasive Surgery' 52 -- Bernard O'Donoghue: 'Claire, Playing Schubert' 53 -- Humphrey Clucas: 'Winterreise' 53 -- Frances Cornford: 'For M.S.: Singing Frühlingsglaube in 1945' 54 -- Christopher Reid: from 'The Unfinished' 55 -- Hector Berlioz (1803-69) -- Maxine Kumin: 'Rehearsing for the Final Reckoning in Boston' 56 -- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) -- Floyd Skloot: 'Mendelssohn at Thirty-Eight' 58 -- Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49) -- Philip Hobsbaum: 'Chopin in London' 59 -- Donald Davie: 'In Chopin's Garden' 60 -- Robert Schumann (1810-56) -- David Holbrook: 'Dichterliebe' 61 -- Marcia Menter: 'Schumann's Fantasy for Piano in C Major' 62 -- Dannie Abse: 'The Maestro' 63 -- Ivor Gurney: 'R. Schumann' 63 -- Brian Biddle: 'Tone Row' 64 -- Franz Liszt (1811-86) -- Peter Redgrove: 'Pianism' 65 -- Roy Fuller: 'Benediction' 65 -- Gwen Harwood: 'A Music Lesson' 66 -- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) -- John Smith: 'Death at the Opera' 68 -- Martin Bell: 'Verdi at Eighty' 69 -- Richard Wagner (1813-83) -- Dannie Abse: 'Wagner' 70 -- Patricia Beer: 'Brunhild' 71 -- Anton Bruckner (1824-96) -- Oliver Reynolds: 'Anton Bruckner: Motet for Men's Choir' 72 -- Peter Porter: 'May, 1945' 73 -- Bedrich Smetana (1824-84) -- Nigel Forde: 'Katerina Smetana' 74 -- Johannes Brahms (1833-97) -- Roy Fuller: 'Brahms Peruses the Score of Siegfried' 75 -- Peter Porter: 'A Brahms Intermezzo' 76 -- John Fuller: from 'Brahms in Thun' 76 -- Penelope Shuttle: 'Concert, Southbank Centre' 78 -- Marcia Menter: 'Sonata for Violin and Piano, Opus 78' 79 -- Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) -- John Heath-Stubbs: 'Camille Saint-Saëns' 80 -- Ruth Fainlight: 'Softly Awakes my Heart ...' 81 -- Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93) -- Richard Kell: 'The Butterfly Hears Tchaikovsky' 82 -- Oliver Reynolds: 'Old Usher' 83 -- Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) -- D. M. Thomas: 'Music Student, First Violinist' 85 -- Michael Longley: 'Sycamore' 86 -- Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) -- Edmund Blunden: 'A Quartet' 87 -- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) -- Norman Nicholson: 'For the Grieg Centenary' 88 -- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) -- Charles Causley: 'Fauré' 89 -- Floyd Skloot: 'Fauré in Paris, 1924' 89 -- Penelope Shuttle: 'Après Un Rêve' 90 -- Leoš Janácek (1854-1928) -- Martyn Crucefix: 'Diary of One Who Disappeared' 91 -- Helen Ashley: 'On a Farm Track, Northumberland' 92 -- Edward Elgar (1857-1934) -- Robert Saxton: 'The Nightingale Broadcasts' 94 -- Ivor Gurney: 'To the City of Worcester' 95 -- Conor O'Callaghan: 'The Dream of Edward Elgar' 96 -- Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) -- Mary Jo Salter: 'Libretto' 97 -- Gerard Smyth: 'Puccini' 99 -- Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) -- Edward Storey: 'Hugo Wolf at Traunkirchen' 100 -- Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) -- Thomas Kinsella: from 'Her Vertical Smile' 101 -- Maurice Lindsay: 'Das Lied von der Erde' 103 -- Michael Longley: 'Kindertotenlieder' 103 -- Frederick Delius (1862-1934) -- Floyd Skloot: 'Delius & Fenby' 104 -- Claude Debussy (1862-1918) -- Carol Rumens: 'The Submerged Cathedral' 106 -- Richard Strauss (1864-1949) -- Peter Porter: 'Covent Garden in the Sixties' 108 -- Ivor Gurney: 'Serenade' 109 -- Vernon Scannell: 'Indian Summer' 109 -- Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) -- Gillian Allnutt: 'Sibelius' 110 -- Tony Roberts: 'Barkbröd' 110 -- Marcia Menter: 'Sibelius's Fifth Symphony in the Dead of Winter' 111 -- Robin Fulton Macpherson: From 'The Cold Musician' 112 -- Erik Satie (1866-1925) -- Gillian Clarke: 'Erik Satie and the Blackbird' 113 -- Amy Beach (1867-1944) -- Frances Nagle: 'The Composer Amy Beach' 114 -- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) -- Matt Simpson: 'The Death Has Occurred ...' 116 -- Maura Dooley: 'The Lark Ascending' 116 -- Ivor Gurney: 'To R. W.
Vaughan Williams' 117 -- Matt Simpson: 'Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending' 118 -- Ursula Vaughan Williams: 'To the Man who Wanted a Symphony to Have a Happy Ending' 118 -- Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) -- Richard Terrill: 'Coming Late to Rachmaninov' 119 -- Martin Seymour-Smith: 'Rachmaninov' 120 -- Tony Roberts: 'The Isle of the Dead' 121 -- Gustav Holst (1874-1934) -- Anthony Thwaite: 'One of the Planets' 122 -- John Greening: 'Holst' 122 -- Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) -- Jo Shapcott: 'Shapcott's Variation ...' 123 -- Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) -- Gregory Warren Wilson: 'On Playing Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand' 124 -- Floyd Skloot: 'Ravel at Swim' 124 -- Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) -- Peter Porter: 'The Pines of Rome' 126 -- Béla Bartók (1881-1945) -- Roy Fuller: 'On Hearing Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra' 127 -- Helen Ivory: 'The King of Swords' 127 -- George Szirtes: 'Bartók' 128 -- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) -- Terence Tiller: 'Petrushka (Stravinsky)' 129 -- Siegfried Sassoon: 'Concert-Interpretation' 129 -- Edwin Morgan: 'Venice April 1971' 131 -- Percy Grainger (1882-1961) -- John Gohorry: 'Musicians Rehearsing al fresco' 132 -- Arnold Bax (1883-1953) -- Dermot O'Byrne: 'A Girl's Music' 133 -- Anton Webern (1883-1945) -- Nathaniel Tarn: 'For the Death of Anton Webern Particularly' 134 -- Gabriel Levin: 'After Webern' 134 -- Robert Crawford: 'The Music Cleaner' 135 -- Alban Berg (1885-1935) -- Peter Jones: 'Alban Berg's Violin Concerto' 136 -- George Butterworth (1885-1916) --
Andrew Motion: 'Rhapsody' 137 -- Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) -- Helen Ashley: 'Frances Dancing with Martinu' 138 -- Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) -- Ivor Gurney: 'Masterpiece' 139 -- N. S. Thompson: 'Gurney: At the Front' 140 -- Charles Tomlinson: 'To a Christian Concerning Ivor Gurney' 141 -- Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) -- Gareth Reeves: from 'Nuncle Music' 142 -- Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine) (1894-1930) -- Robert Nichols: 'Elegy for Philip Heseltine' 143 -- Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) -- Stewart Conn: 'Playing Cards with Poulenc' 144 -- Aaron Copland (1900-90) -- Richard Terrill: 'Appalachian Spring' 145 -- Gerald Finzi (1901-56) -- Neil Powell: 'Finzi's Orchard' 146 -- Michael Tippett (1905-98) -- Martyn Crucefix: 'Listening to Tippett Twice' 147 -- Robin Fulton Macpherson: 'To an English Composer' 149 -- Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-75) -- Joanna Boulter: 'Prelude' 150 -- Edward Storey: 'A Postscript to Shostakovich's Reply' 151 -- Maura Dooley: '1943' 151 -- Charles Tomlinson: 'Ode to Dmitri Shostakovich' 152 -- Tony Roberts: 'Sausage' 153 -- Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) -- Fiona Sampson: 'Messiaen's Piano' 154 -- John Mole: 'Messiaen' 155 -- Samuel Barber (1910-81) -- John Matthias: 'A Note on Barber's Adagio' 156 -- John Greening: 'American Music' 156 -- Lohn Cage (1912-92) -- Alistair Elliot: 'The Old Man comes out with an Opinion' 157 -- Michael Donaghy: 'Cage' 157 -- Benjamin Britten (1913-76) -- Ronald Duncan: 'Lament for Ben' 158 -- Kevin Crossley-Holland: 'The Aldeburgh Band' 159 -- Neil Powell: 'Borodins and Vodka' 161 -- Alfred Corn: 'Coventry' 162 -- Witold Lutoslawski (1913-94) -- David Scott: 'Playing Lutoslawski in Grasmere Church' 163 -- György Ligeti (1923-2006) -- Gabriel Levin: 'Ground Offensive' 164 -- Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934) -- Alice Kouvanas: 'After The Minotaur' 165 -- Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934) -- George Mackay Brown: 'Peter Maxwell Davies: 60' 166 -- Arvo Pärt (b.1935) -- Gillian Allnutt: 'Arvo Pärt in Concert ...' 167.
Summary Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, and a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of another.
Other author Greening, John, 1954- compiler.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Music and literature.
Electronic books.
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