Jerusalem set to music: A selected discography

Whittaker, Jason (2019) Jerusalem set to music: A selected discography. Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, 52 (1). ISSN 0160-628X

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Blake’s stanzas from the Preface to Milton a Poem, better known as the hymn “Jerusalem”, are by far the most popular of his poems to have been set to music, with at least 406 audio recordings and scores . These date from 1908 – when Henry Walford Davies published the first setting of Blake’s stanzas to music as part of his set of three-part songs, England’s Pleasant Land – to the reinterpration of Parry’s hymn by Tokio Myers and Jazmin Sawyers for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This paper includes a selection of fifty of the most original settings.

Keywords:William Blake, Music, Poetry
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:35694
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 08:42

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