Posted by: John Colby | Sunday April 20 2008

English Music

What is it about English music that attracts me? I’ve been reviewing my collection of CDs (about 4-500, haven’t counted) and English composers nearly eclipse all of the others. There’s Dowland, Dunstable, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, in abundance. Then there’s the twentieth century folk, RVW, Elgar, Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Bliss, Havergal Brian, Holst, Gerald Finzi, George Butterworth, George Lloyd and the newest, Jon Lord and The Durham Concerto.

I just wish there was enough musicologist in me to find out why.



  1. Hi John

    I think if you were a musicologist you might not have such lovely catholic taste. Also my new office mate finds listenting to music really difficult now as she studied it for A level and so she analyses it. How nice to simply enjoy and not question why:-)

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