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Music and the Reformation in England 1549-1660 (Cambridge Studies in Music) Paperback – December 29, 1978
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- Paperback : 488 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0521294188
- Item Weight : 1.54 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1878823302
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.98 x 8.98 inches
- ASIN : 0521294185
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (December 29, 1978)
- Language: : English
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The presumed audience is of readers knowledgeable already about English music of the period, and also the history of England in general. No concessions are made to outsiders like this writer. In fairness, Le Huray generally avoids dense academic jargon and his prose is accessible, if somewhat crammed and elevated, if that makes sense. There are generous musical illustrations, albeit in somewhat small print, as well as lists of works with summaries of aspects of the works (voice assignments, etc.). You should be aware that Le Huray is not at all shy about expressing his opinions about the merits or inadequacies of certain works. His opinions there may well be justified, but you need to be aware that they are just that, his opinions.
This reviewer is unfamiliar with other volumes in this series. On its own terms, with the reservations noted above, this makes for a good, if somewhat idiosyncratic, introduction to religious English music of the period.