Healey Willan: Life and Music by F.R.C. ClarkeHealey Willan: Life and Music by F.R.C. Clarke

Healey Willan: Life and Music

byF.R.C. Clarke

Paperback | September 27, 1997

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Healey Willan (1880-1968) played a major role in the development of music in Canada for more than fifty years. As a teacher and organist-choirmaster he inspired generations of singers, musicians, and composers. As a composer he created some 800 works, including operas and symphonies as well as organ, piano, chamber, vocal, and band music.

Interest in Healey Willan's music has soared, with recent sales of recordings of his music exceeding 50,000 copies. F.R.C. Clarke's book is the definitive guide to the life and work of this remarkable man. The paper edition is an unabridged reprint of the edition first published in 1983, with a new foreword by the author.

F.R.C. Clarke is Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Music, Queen's University.
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Title:Healey Willan: Life and MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.01 × 5.98 × 1.21 inPublished:September 27, 1997Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802081363

ISBN - 13:9780802081360

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Healey Willian played a major role in the development of music across Canada for more than 50 years. As a teacher and organist-choirmaster, he inspired generations of singers, musicians and composers. He created some 800 works, including operas and symphonies as well as vocal, organ, piano, chamber and band music. This is an indispensable guide to the life and work of this remarkable man.

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'A warm and sympathetic portrait of the most prolific composer this country has ever known. ... Above all, it is a book which celebrates the attitudes of Willan as a teacher, composer and performer. Every choirmaster should read it, if only for one of the most trenchant pieces of advice any of them could ever have: "Sing words, sing words - any fool can sing notes - it takes brains to sing words."'