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    DescriptionFor the kings and queens of England, a trumpet fanfare or crash of cymbals could be as vital a weapon as a cannon. Showcasing a monarch's power, prestige and taste, music has been the lifeblood of many a royal dynasty. From sacred choral works to soaring symphonies, Music and Monarchy looks at how England's character was shaped by its music. To David Starkey and Katie Greening, works like Handel's Water Music and Tallis' Mass for Four Voices were more than entertainment - they were pieces signalling political intent, wealth and ambition. Starkey and Greening examine England's most iconic musical works to demonstrate how political power has been a part of musical composition for centuries. Many of our current musical motifs of nationhood, whether it's the Last Night of the Proms or football terraces erupting in song, have their origins in the way the crown has shaped the national soundtrack. Published to coincide with a major BBC series, Music and Monarchy is not a book about music. It is a history of England written in music, from our leading royal historian.


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    Title
    David Starkey's Music and Monarchy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Starkey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849906814
    ISBN 10: 1849906815
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: AVG
    BISAC V2.8: MUS049000
    DC23: 780.94436109034
    Thema V1.0: AVL
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    BBC BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Starkey is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of Elizabeth, Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Henry: Virtuous Prince. He is a winner of the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, and of the WH Smith Prize. He is well-known for his historical television series focusing on the Tudors, monarchy and Britain, and for his radio appearances. Starkey was made a CBE in 2007 and lives in London.Katie Greening is a writer, journalist and television producer. She studied music at New College, Oxford, and worked on the development and production of David Starkey's Music and Monarchy.