Chichester Music

  • Peter Webster
Part of the Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000 book series (HISASE)


In this chapter examines the series of compositions of new music for Chichester. It argues that the final compositions in the 1970s, from the older figures William Walton and Lennox Berkeley, have a similarly conservative flavour to the works of visual art documented in Chap.  6. However, the commissions from Bryan Kelly, James Bernard, William Albright and, in particular, from Leonard Bernstein show a more consistent engagement with contemporary trends in composition, and, in particular, the revolution in ‘church pop’ then under way.

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  • Peter Webster
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarChichesterUK

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