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Composers of the Victorian Era

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Abbey Hunt Composers of the Victorian Era Edward Elgar 1857 - 1934
Began composing at age 15
Choral work, "The Dream of Gerontius" most well known. Uses text from a poem written by John Henry Newman.
Appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924. Documented in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Arthur Sullivan 1842 - 1900
Composed first anthem at age 8.
Selected soloist in the boys' choir of the Chapel Royal.
Wrote 14 operatic collaborations including H.M.S Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.
Awarded Mendelssohn Scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music in 1875.
Friends with Queen Victoria's son Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
Incidental music written for Shakespeare's The Tempest was performed at the Crystal Palace Concerts The Music in General Typically classical and romantic style
"Music Hall" was introduced in Victorian England for performances, which were previously provided by saloons and public houses.
Folk and comedic styles became more popular in the 1850s
Change in musical taste from traditional to more professional arose after industrialization. Samuel Sebastian Wesley 1810 - 1876
Sang in choir with the Chapel Royal
Compositions were almost exclusively for the Church of England.
Country's leading organist and choirmaster.
2 most well known anthems: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace" & "Wash me throughly"
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