You are not logged in.

Forward gaily together : the school music compositions of Samuel McBurney

Stevens, Robin 2006, Forward gaily together : the school music compositions of Samuel McBurney, in AARME 2006 : Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Australian Association for Research in Music Education Annual Conference, Music education : standards and practices, 24-26 September 2006, AARME, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 116-125.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Forward gaily together : the school music compositions of Samuel McBurney
Author(s) Stevens, Robin
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Music Education. Annual Conference (28th : 2006 : Melbourne)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 24 - 26 September 2006
Title of proceedings AARME 2006 : Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Australian Association for Research in Music Education Annual Conference, Music education : standards and practices, 24-26 September 2006
Editor(s) De Vries, Peter
Southcott, Jane
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian Association for Research in Music Education Conference
Start page 116
End page 125
Publisher AARME
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary As one of the leading figures in nineteenth century school music in Victoria and more widely in Australia, Samuel McBurney contributed significantly to the promotion of Tonic Sol-fa as a music teaching method as well as to supporting the role of music as a subject in the school curriculum. However his role also extended to that of composer of vocal and choral works for both adults and children. Although largely conforming to the established genre of choral writing of his time, McBurney’s compositional output nevertheless represents a variety of styles ranging from lieder to school and popular songs, and from children’s cantatas to celebratory and patriotic anthems.

This paper considers a representative sample of McBurney’s compositional output in the light of both its musical and extra-musical content. It is argued that his compositions represent several important themes that emerged in Australian colonial society during the latter part of the nineteenth century. His music contributed not only to the moral and aesthetic development of school children but also supported the growing tide of nationalism (which resulted in Federation in 1901) in adult choral music making. Moreover, particularly in relation to his school cantatas, McBurney continued the tradition established by earlier school music composers in Australia - such as James Fisher in New South Wales - by providing a repertoire of choral music for use in schools which, to the present day with the current vogue for school musical productions, continues to be a source of enjoyment, celebration and 'healthful recreation' for young people.
ISBN 9780980311617
0980311616
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, RMIT Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006173

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 684 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 09:59:28 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.