Popular music in England 1840-1914

A social history

By David Russell

Popular music in England 1840-1914
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  • ISBN: 9780719052613
  • Publish Date: Nov 1997
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5261-3
    • Pages: 368
    • Price: £15.99
    • Published Date: November 1997
    • Series: Music and Society


    The only in-depth study of the wider field of popular music in this period. Scholarly, but accessible. This is an Open University Set Text.


    Preface to the second edition
    Introduction: music and society
    Part 1 Control: music and the battle for the working-class mind
    Music and morals, 1840-1880
    Music and morals, 1880-1914
    Part 2 Capitalism: entrepreneurs and popular music
    The popular music insustry
    The Music hall and its music
    Social and political comment in music-hall song
    Patriotism, jingoism and imperialism
    Part 3 Community: the music of 'the people'
    The emergence of a popular tradition
    Brass bands
    Choral societies
    Music and social change
    Appendix: Working-class composers
    Select bibliography


    Dave Russell is Reader in the History of Popular Culture at the University of Central Lancashire

    Popular music in England 1840-1914

    By David Russell

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