Hymns and Arias: Great Voices of Wales

Hymns and Arias: Great Voices of Wales

By: Peter Stead (editor), Trevor Herbert (editor)Hardback

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In this collection of essays, a group of musical enthusiasts assess the international careers of great Welsh soloists in the context of the national musical tradition. These individual careers are examined against the background of wider local traditions such as the Eisteddfod, religious festivals and male voice choirs. The emphasis of the book will be on the classical and operatic but the sheer variety and perpetually evolving nature of popular music in Wales is reflected in both general essays and in studies of two of the country's most successful entertainers. The book includes detailed chapters of Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Bryn Terfel, alongside contemporary music phenomenons such as The Stereophonics, Catatonia and the Manic Street Preachers.

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Peter Stead is currently a free-lance author and broadcaster, and former senior lecturer in history at University of Wales, Swansea. Trevor Herbert is a Professor of music at the Open University of Wales, and is an authority on British music history and a former professional musician. Hywel Teifi Edwards (former professor of Welsh at Swansea) Kenneth Bowen (professional singer and teacher at RCM) John Hugh Thomas (Swansea Bach Choir and former lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Swansea) Patrick Harman (broadcaster and author) Robert Bideleux (Politics Department, Swansea) Rhian Evans (Western Mail) Phil George (former Head of Arts, BBC Wales) Barrie Morgan (King's College, London) Frank Lincoln (broadcaster, actor) Geraint Lewis (former lecturer Bangor, composer, Nimbus records) Gareth Williams (professor of history, Aberystwyth) Dai Smith (former professor, Cardiff, then BBC Wales, now University of Glamorgan) Dewi Griffiths (former BBC Wales) Dai Griffiths (head of music, Oxford Brookes University)


Introduction Robert Rees(Eos Morlais) The Welsh Tenors Geraint Evans Gwyneth Jones Margaret Price Siuart Burrows Gwyinte Howell Trevor Herbert and Peter Stead Hywel Teifi Edwards Kenneth Bowen Patrick Hannan Robert Bideleux Rian Evans Phil George Barric Morgan Robert Tear Dennis O'Neil Bryn Terfel The Choir Tom Jones Shirley Bassey Light Entertainment Kelly, Cerys and James Dean Bradfield Peter Stead Frank Lincoln Geraint Lewis Gareth Williams Trevor Herbert Dai Smith Dewi Griffiths Dai Griffiths

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780708316993
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780708316993
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0708316999

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