New book - The Choral Music of Sir Arthur Sullivan - Wed 5 Oct 2016

The conductor of Cottingham Singers, Paul Anderson MA MMus FLCM has written a new book entitled "A Source of Innocent Merriment in an Object all Sublime". The book will appeal to anyone interested in Choral music, particularly the music of Sullivan and Victorian choral music. Sir Arthur Sullivan is best remembered for the series of comic operas he wrote in collaboration with W.S. Gilbert for the Savoy Theatre in London. During his lifetime he was equally well known for writing serious choral works (The Golden Legend having as many performances in Britain as Messiah) written for the various musical festivals at Birmingham, Worcester, and above all Leeds (of which Sullivan was conductor for many years) The new book seeks to introduce the neglected works to modern readers by placing them in their historical context, by giving a detailed analysis of the music and by discussing the intrinsic nature of the works Sullivan contributed to the genre, highlighting his unique position in the world of nineteenth century choral music.

The book is available for purchase from Lulu.com

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