Singing in Britain from 1695 to the Present Day: A History of Voices

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The history of singing in Britain, both as artistic practice and as an aspect of cultural identity, has been largely unexplored. This innovative study examines vocal techniques, performance practice, pedagogical methods and critical responses to singing, extending from the 1690s to the present.

It also focuses on how these were shaped not only by changing musical styles, but also by social, cultural and political factors.

The resulting monograph seeks to illuminate the act of singing in classical, popular and religious traditions, leading to a deeper understanding of national perceptions of voice.
Short titleR:HAP Rutherford - LMRF, 2015
Effective start/end date1/09/1631/08/19