Public military music and the promotion of patriotism in the British provinces c.1780-c.1850

Herbert, T. (2019) Public military music and the promotion of patriotism in the British provinces c.1780-c.1850. Nineteenth-Century Music Review. ISSN 2044-8414 (In Press)

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The National Library of Ireland holds 42 letters that passed between J. K. Mackenzie, a young British army lieutenant stationed in Kilkenny, and his mother at home in Edinburgh. The letters span the three years following 1833. They contain little about military matters: for the most part they describe Mackenzie's social life, a narrative of days passed by a young officer of the Georgian army stationed in a rural Irish town. It contrasts sharply with what one finds in letters written from foreign parts where their authors were often on the brink of, or even amidst, theatres of conflict. Mackenzie says much about fishing, hunting, country-house gatherings, local customs and local people. Also, he refers frequently to musical life in the environs in which he was stationed, for the very apparent reason that music was so central to that life.

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Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in a revised form in Nineteenth Century Music Review []. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND licence. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © Cambridge University Press.
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Listening Experience Database, public military music, patriotism
Subjects: Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 16:00
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 16:00

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