Late Victorian Welsh bands: taste, virtuosity and Cymmrodorion attitudes/Bandiau Cymreig y cyfnod Fictoraidd diweddar: Chwaeth, pencampwriaeth ac agweddau'r Cymmrodorion

Herbert, T. (1996) Late Victorian Welsh bands: taste, virtuosity and Cymmrodorion attitudes/Bandiau Cymreig y cyfnod Fictoraidd diweddar: Chwaeth, pencampwriaeth ac agweddau'r Cymmrodorion. Welsh Music History/Hanes cerddoriaeth Cymru, 1. pp. 92-113.

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Abstract

While brass bands in Wales during the 19th century were viewed by some as a reflection of the increased musical enlightenment of the lower classes during the Victorian age, this instrumental activity has been largely overlooked. The repertoire, often consisting of opera overtures and similar works, failed to reflect any sort of regional identity or Welshness, which was primarily identified with singing. At the same time, brass bands did not attain to what passed for high art, and were thus dismissed by the English-oriented elite, such as The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, as an activity of the labor class.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brass bands, Wales, Victorian era, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
Subjects: Musical Instruments
Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 11:32
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/634

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