Ernest Wood and the Foundation of The Musical Tradition at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

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The religious, musical and cultural motives and reasons for establishing and preserving a choir and exclusive choir school at St Pauls Cathedral in pre-Federation Melbourne

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Release date 2016-02-23
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781925333367
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The book focuses on an aspect of nineteenth-century imperial opportunism: the attempt to transplant and establish a curiosity of English and Anglican culture in Australia, the English Cathedral Music tradition (an all-male choir, of boy choristers and professional choir men, with an exclusive choir school for the education of the boys) notably at the newly-built St Paul’s Cathedral in pre-Federation Melbourne.

It explores the religious, musical and cultural motives and reasons for establishing and preserving such a tradition and documents its implementation and organisation by the Cathedral authorities, public personalities, and the first organist, Ernest Wood.

 

The book focuses on an aspect of nineteenth-century imperial opportunism: the attempt to transplant and establish a curiosity of English and Anglican culture in Australia, the English Cathedral Music tradition (an all-male choir, of boy choristers and professional choir men, with an exclusive choir school for the education of the boys) notably at the newly-built St Paul’s Cathedral in pre-Federation Melbourne.

 

It explores the religious, musical and cultural motives and reasons for establishing and preserving such a tradition and documents its implementation and organisation by the Cathedral authorities, public personalities, and the first organist, Ernest Wood.

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Ian Burk

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