Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Vic Gammon's lecture: Music and singing style in West Gallery music, part 01

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    1CDR0013905 (copy of C1033/240)

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    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

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    Ironbridge, Shropshire, England, UK

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    Patten, Bob

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    Gammon, Vic (male)

  • Abstract

    Music and singing style in West Gallery music – Vic Gammon talks about criticism of West gallery music [recording problems during this section, muffled sound], the constant ‘negativity of the criticism’. From this criticism it is possible to discover many aspects of the style of West Gallery music, especially with regard to singing. Quotes from Thomas Mace [1676], Thomas Shadwell [1676], Dr John Burton [1752], John Brown [18th century], William Figg [first half of 19th century]. Later criticism from Lucy Broadwood, E. D. Edgehills, John Varley and John Antes Latrobe in his ‘The Music of the Church’ of 1831. Criticism of the church bands remembered by Lucy Broadwood from her parents, William Vincent [1790] and Curren [?] rector of Brede, Sussex. The 1841 Church of England quarterly review was very negative about regional church music.

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    Recording notes: Muffled sound noticable tape hiss

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