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Research Seminar: Elgar in York

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 4.00PM

Speaker(s): Jonathan Wainwright (University of York)

The late Wilfrid Mellers, founding Professor of the Department of Music at the University of York, bequeathed his scores and books to the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York. Amongst the collection, there is a bound first-edition vocal score of The Dream of Gerontius (Novello, 1900) which once belonged to Elgar's early biographer Robert J. Buckley. What has not been noticed before is that the vocal score contains numerous annotations in the hand of Edward Elgar himself. This talk will seek to examine the significance of some of Elgar's notes and annotations.

Jonathan Wainwright

Jonathan Wainwright is a musicologist and performer. He has published extensively on English and Italian music of the 16th and 17th centuries, is an editor of scholarly editions and of contemporary English church music, and his CD recordings range from Medieval carols through to Percy Whitlock’s Organ Symphony. He was editor of the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle from 1994 to 2010.

Location: https://york-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91580062656?pwd=NklpY01zNE56T0hGdUtiaDJDK0FBZz09 Meeting ID: 915 8006 2656 Passcode: 840125