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Peter Riley - Dawn Songs

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Peter Riley - Dawn Songs

Published 2017. Paperback, 192pp, 9 x 6 ins.
ISBN 978-1-84861-545-8. [Download a PDF sample from this vilume here.]


Dawn Songs consists of three essays on music. A short one on Derek Bailey as heard in 1970; a moderate-size one on surviving west gallery choral pieces performed in pubs of the Sheffield Moorlands area at Christmas, called ‘Mass Lyric’; and ‘Dawn Songs’ itself, which concerns a lamentational genre of Transylvanian village music and forms the bulk of the book. So if ever there was a book discussing musical practices which very few people outside the area know about or want to, this is it.

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