Author Archives: Catherine Tackley

OU Music Student leads the Blues and Royals

David Hammond is an OU music research student and Director of Music of The Band of The Blues and Royals based in Windsor. The Band of The Blues and Royals is one of two mounted bands and is part of the Corps … Continue reading

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The OU at the North American British Music Studies Association Conference

The Department will be well represented at the biennial conference of the North American British Music Association in July. Rosemary Golding will present a paper on her ongoing exploration of British music education in the nineteenth century, Catherine Tackley will … Continue reading

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New book from Visiting Research Fellow Dr Pat Howard

The modern castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the coming of a new operatic age (Oxford University Press; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online) is the first full-length biography of Gaetano Guadagni, who will ever go down in history as the creator … Continue reading

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Two talks on Jazz

Catherine Tackley will be giving two invited talks in May. The first, ‘Art or Debauchery’: the reception of Ellington in the UK’ is part of the 22nd International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference, hosted by the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In this paper … Continue reading

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The Listening Experience Database Project launches

Help contribute to a ground-breaking database. Can you help document the impact of music on people’s lives or do you have evidence of listening experiences that you would like to record? The Listening Experience Database is an ambitious collaboration led … Continue reading

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Benny Goodman at RNCM

On Wednesday 11th December Catherine Tackley will be giving a talk at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester prior to a concert by the RNCM Big Band (with soloist Pete Long) of music from Benny Goodman’s Famous 1938 … Continue reading

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Two publications by PhD student Andrew Gustar

PhD student Andrew Gustar has had two articles published in prestigious journals. ‘The Life and Times of Black-Ey’d Susan: the Story of an English Ballad’, in Folk Music Journal Vol.10 No.4 2014, is based on the project he did at … Continue reading

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Race, Identity and the Meaning of Jazz

Catherine Tackley gave a lecture at the Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth at the University of Bristol. The talk was based on a forthcoming chapter in ‘Black Music in Post World War … Continue reading

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Catherine Tackley at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Catherine Tackley will be chairing a panel discussion on the history and impact of Caribbean jazz prior to a Courtney Pine/Monty Alexander double bill concert at the Barbican on Tuesday 19th November. The event will take place in the Fountain … Continue reading

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David Hammond publishes in RUSI Journal

The peer reviewed Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI Journal) has published an article in its latest edition by part-time research student David Hammond on ‘Soft Powering the Empire: British Military Bands, Influence and Cultural Imperialism in the … Continue reading

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