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The Hidden Musicians
Music-Making in an English Town
Ruth Finnegan

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• List of abbreviations
• INTRODUCTORY
• The existence and study of local music
• ‘Amateur’ and ‘professional’ musicians
• Introduction to Milton Keynes and its music
• MUSICAL WORLDS IN MILTON KEYNES
• The classical music world at the local level
• The brass band world
• The folk music world
• The world of musical theatre
• Jazz
• The country and western world
• Rock and pop
• CONTRASTS AND COMPARISONS
• Learning music
• Performances and their conditions
• Composition, creativity and performance
• Plural worlds
• THE ORGANISATION AND WORK OF LOCAL MUSIC
• Music in the home and school
• The churches and music
• Club and pub music
• Working at it: organisation and administration in music groups—the case of the Sherwood Choir
• Small working bands and their organisation
• Resources, rewards and support
• THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LOCAL MUSIC
• Pathways in urban living
• Music, society, humanity
• Appendix: A note on methods and presentation
• Notes
• References
• Index

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