In Tuneful Accord: the Church Musicians
By: Trevor Beeson (author)Hardback
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This is a superbly entertaining overview of the Church of England over the last fifty years. The image of Sung Evensong may seem timeless, but the patterns of Anglican worship have changed continuously. Beginning with the great Victorian modernisers who stamped their taste on music as much as church buildings, we are taken on a memorable and entertaining musical tour that takes in: the impact of the Wesleys, the publication of "Hymns Ancient & Modern", the great organ builders, Willis and Walker, Vaughan Williams and the "English Hymnal", the Royal School of Church Music, The hymn writing explosion and the electronic age. All this and more presented here in Trevor's inimitable and sharply observant style.
Trevor Beeson is one of the wittiest commentators on the Church today. He was Canon of Westminster Abbey before becoming Dean of Winchester. He lives in Romsey, Hampshire.
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