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The rehabilitation of British tune begun with Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Ralph Vaughan Williams assisted in its emancipation from continental versions, whereas Gerald Finzi, Edmund Rubbra and George Dyson flourished in its independence. Stephen Town's survey of Choral track of the English Musical Renaissance is rooted in shut exam of chosen works from those composers. city collates the sizeable secondary literature on those composers, and brings to undergo his personal learn of the autograph manuscripts. The latter shape an unheard of checklist of compositional approach and shed new mild at the compositions as they've got come right down to us of their released and recorded shape. This shut learn of the assets permits city to spot for the 1st time circumstances of similarity and imitation, continuities and connections among the works.

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