Self, Geoffrey: Light Music in Britain since 1870: A Survey (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Preface; Roots and reasons; Sullivan and the dilemma; Down into the market-place: Sullivan's followers; Music-hall songs: a social mirror; Theatre music; Balladry; Instrumental music (1): the founding generation; Patriotism and war (1): 1914–1918; The 1920s; Instrumental music (2): the second wave; Piano music; Sweet singing in the choir; The 1930s; Instrumental music (3): the post-World War I generation; Patriotism and War (2): 1938–45; The post-war years: 1945–1960; The 1960s to the present day; Bibliography; Societies and relevant organizations; General index; Index of music, films and literature mentioned in the text.