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Revealing MasksExotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater$
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W. Anthony Sheppard

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223028

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223028.001.0001

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Later British Mysteries

Later British Mysteries

(p.155) 10 Later British Mysteries
Revealing Masks

W. Anthony Sheppard

University of California Press

Britten did not return to the Church Parable genre after completing The Prodigal Son, nor did other composers directly adopt the form. However, some of the features developed in Britten's three Church Parables were to influence British music theater and opera throughout the remaining decades of the century. The three most prominent figures interested in creating works of ritualistic music theater were Peter Maxwell Davies, Alexander Goehr, and Harrison Birtwistle. With the 1967 formation of the Pierrot Players by Davies and Birtwistle, music theater became the central genre or performance ideal of the British musical avant-garde. Music theater soon transgressed the loose generic boundaries established by earlier figures and came to invade all forms of concert music.

Keywords:   British music theater, Peter Maxwell Davies, Alexander Goehr, Harrison Birtwistle, concert music

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