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Author Keen, Basil, 1925- author.

Title The Bach Choir : the first hundred years / Basil Keen
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents The Mass in B minor -- A permanent choir -- The Stanford years -- A choir in crisis -- Recovery and renewal -- New directions -- A composer member at the helm -- Boult fills the gap -- Jacques gets the vote -- New horizons
Summary "This study of the Bach Choir provides a much-needed overview of one of the major choral societies in London. Dr Basil Keen examines the background that led to the formation of an ad hoc body to give the first performance in England of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor. The musical and organizational effects of a permanent choral society drawn from one social group are traced during the first twenty years, after such time the pressures of social change led to a complete review followed by a restructuring of the methods of recruitment and internal organization. The rebuilding of the choir at the opening of the twentieth century, the expansion of the repertoire, the upheaval resulting from the First World War and the impact of these events on preparation and performance, are all considered."--Provided by publisher
Notes "First published 2008 by Ashgate Publishing."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307)
Notes Print version record
Subject Bach Choir (London, England) -- History.
Bach Choir (London, England)
Bach Choir London
Bach Choir -- Historia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bach Choir (London, England)
ISBN 1351546066