Popular nationalism: Griffith Rhys Jones ('Caradog') and the Welsh choral tradition

Herbert, T. (2000) Popular nationalism: Griffith Rhys Jones ('Caradog') and the Welsh choral tradition. In: Music and British culture, 1785-1914: essays in honor of Cyril Ehrlich. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 255-274. ISBN 9780198167303 (hardback)

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Discusses the stereotype of Wales as 'the land of song' in the context of the influence of the choral conductor Caradog, (Griffith Rhys Jones, 1834-97) and the victories to which he led the Côr Mawr (the Great Choir) at the Crystal Palace contests in Sydenham (South London) in 1872 and 1873. The hypothesis that music, and choralism in particular, became by popular consensus one of the principle media through which the Welsh projected national identity is probed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wales, Côr Mawr, national identity, Crystal Palace, Griffith Rhys Jones (Caradog)
Subjects: Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 16:03
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 16:03
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/630

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