Imperialism and Music: Britain 1876-1953

TitleImperialism and Music: Britain 1876-1953
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsRichards, Jeffrey
Number of Pages544
PublisherManchester University Press

This is the first book to consider the relationship between British imperialism and music. With its unique ability to stimulate the emotions and to create mental images, music was used to dramatize, illustrate, and reinforce the components of the ideological cluster that constituted British imperialism in its heyday: patriotism, monarchism, hero-worship, Protestantism, racialism, and chivalry. It was also used to emphasize the inclusiveness of Britain by stressing the contributions of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to the imperial project.

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Short TitleImperialism And Music
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