Brewer, Gurney, Howells, and Novello: together at Gloucester Cathedral

Carpenter, Simon (2019) Brewer, Gurney, Howells, and Novello: together at Gloucester Cathedral. Journal of the Royal College of Organists, 12. pp. 48-59.

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Sir Herbert Brewer (1865–1928) was Organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1896 until his death, and this author’s recent research for a University of Gloucestershire MA (from which this essay is derived) examined his place in British music history, his educational philosophy, and the effect he had on the careers of his teenage articled pupils. The investigation was initially prompted by a sense that Brewer had been given a raw deal by the biographers of his more well-known articled pupils, the commentators tending to disparage or play down his role. These pupils were Ivor Gurney, Herbert Howells, and Ivor Novello.

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Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Cover date July 2018. This volume was published in July 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sir Herbert Brewer (1865–1928); Gloucester Cathedral organist; Ivor Gurney; Ivor Novello; Herbert Howells
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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 16:07
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:47

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