Is there a set of rules that makes English music sound English? Do you have to be English to appreciate it? And do you have to be English to be able to write it?
Does English music have a formula? Think of the stirring 'nobilmente' tunes of Elgar and those melodies and harmonies of Vaughan Williams and Holst which have become inextricably linked with the very notion of Englishness. When did English music begin and is it still being written? In an attempt both to define English music and explain its appeal Tom Service enlists the help of Em Marshall-Luck, founder-director of The English Music Festival.
- Sun 24 May 2020 17:00
- Friday 16:30