The Open UniversitySkip to content

British islands: an obsession of British composers

Richards, Fiona (2004). British islands: an obsession of British composers. In: Dawe, Kevin ed. Island musics. Oxford, UK: Berg, pp. 199–212.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This chapter focuses on three British composers, Judith Weir, John Ireland and Andrew Hugill, whose imaginations have been stimulated by particular British islands that they visited.The work of these composers demonstrates something of a trend among British composers who seem to share a desire to visit and create real and imagined island worlds of secrets and adventures. The chapter is part of a book examining the culture of island music.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-85973-797-8, 978-1-85973-797-2
Extra Information: jb 17/8/06
Keywords: Music; anthropology
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
Item ID: 2726
Depositing User: Fiona Richards
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 15:50
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340