New book of essays on The Music Profession in Britain, 1780-1920

March saw the publication of a volume of essays edited by Music Department Senior Lecturer Rosemary Golding, focused on the history of the music profession in nineteenth-century Britain. The essays are drawn from a wide range of scholars including the department’s own Martin V. Clarke, Helen Barlow and David Rowland. The ten chapters include topics as diverse as female musicians, composers and publishers, the music hall, military music, music teaching and church musicians. Themes such as gender, class and accreditation are addressed across the chapters. Throughout, the authors consider the ways in which musicians and other sectors of the music profession negotiated working practices and spaces in rapidly changing environments. For further details see


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