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A Life in Music

Conversations with Sir David Willcocks and Friends

By Miscellaneous

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Conversations with Sir David Willcocks and Friends. Composed by Miscellaneous. Edited by William Owen. Reference Material. Sheet Music. 304 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193360631. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193360631).

Item Number: OU.9780193360631

ISBN 9780193360631. 9 x 6 inches.

Told in a series of interviews with Sir David Willcocks and rounded out with reflections from a role-call of eminent composers, musicians, and friends, this book presents a portrait of a highly gifted musician whose leadership, decency, and humanity have inspired countless singers to follow his example and live a life in music.

  • Foreword: by the Prince of Wales 
  • Introduction: by William Owen 
  • Chapter 1: Childhood and Westminster Abbey (1919-1934) 
  • Interlude 1: Reflections on Childhood 
  • Chapter 2: From Clifton College to King's College (1934-1940) 
  • Interlude 2: Reflections on Clifton 
  • Chapter 3: War Years (1940-1945) 
  • Interlude 3: David's War 
  • Chapter 4: Return to King's College and Salisbury Cathedral (1945-1950) 
  • Interlude 4: Reflections on Salisbury 
  • Chapter 5: Worcester Cathedral and the City of Birmingham Choir (1950-1957) 
  • Interlude 5: Reflections on Worcester 
  • Chapter 6: Director of Music, King's College (1957-1974) 
  • Interlude 6: Cambridge Voices 
  • Chapter 7: The Bach Choir (1960-1998) 
  • Interlude 7: Reflections on The Bach Choir 
  • Chapter 8: Director, Royal College of Music (1974-1984) 
  • Interlude 8: Reflections on the Royal College 
  • Chapter 9: A Musical 'Retirement' 
  • Interlude 9: Reflections on Retirement 
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