Sound the Trumpet: Alfred Deller, Stour Music and the Early Music Revival

by Christine Headley - TO BE PUBLISHED 16 July 2019

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Without counter-tenor Alfred Deller, the Early Music Revival would have been very different. In this book, Christine Headley explores the background to early music, Dellerís life and career, the story of Stour Music and the parallel evolution of the Early Music Revival from the world of Arnold Dolmetsch and Nadia Boulanger, through Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Class of 1973 to the wide range of ensembles performing today.All Saints, Boughton Aluph by John Ward.

As well as a rich narrative, the book features themed chapters on Purcellís Come, Ye Sons of Art (the work which made Dellerís name in 1947), Dowland songs, Handelís Messiah and Tallisís ĎSpem in Aliumí as well as the counter-tenor voice, John Ward (who contributed so much to Stour Music visually), and the venues used by the festival.448 pages, with more than 40 illustrations

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