Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Tippett Studies

$57.00 (C)

Part of Cambridge Composer Studies

David Clarke, Anthony Pople, Arnold Whittall, Kenneth Gloag, Christopher Mark, Alastair Borthwick, Stephen Collisson, Rowena Pollard, Wilfrid Mellers, Peter Wright
View all contributors
  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521026833

$ 57.00 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Michael Tippett is one of the major figures of British music in this century. This volume of essays provides the first substantial writing on the composer for over a decade and includes the work of established scholars as well as several new voices. Across essays that encompass a range of genres and style periods, a number of recurring themes can be detected. Broadly speaking, the book moves from technical discussion focused on individual works to wider questions of context--the "external" factors that have shaped the composer's musical production, such as his relationship to the past, his fascination with ancient Greece and his pursuit of the transcendent.

    • This is the first major study of Tippett for over a decade
    • Contains a glossary of analytical terms for those unfamiliar with the technical terminology
    • Written by both established scholars and new contributors to discourse on Tippett
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… a useful showcase of current Tippett scholarship … a significant gesture to the future.' Tempo

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521026833
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.384kg
    • contains: 12 tables 64 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    References to Tippett's scores and essays
    1. 'Only half rebelling': tonal strategies, folksong and 'Englishness' in Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra David Clarke
    2. From pastiche to free composition: R. O. Morris, Tippett and the development of pitch resources in the Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Anthony Pople
    3. 'Is there a choice at all?' King Priam and motives for analysis Arnold Whittall
    4. Tippett's Second Symphony, Stravinsky and the language of neoclassicism: towards a critical framework Kenneth Gloag
    5. Tippett, sequence and metaphor Christopher Mark
    6. Tonal elements and their significance in Tippett's Sonata No. 3 for Piano Alastair Borthwick
    7. 'Significant gestures to the past': formal processes and visionary moments in Tippett's Triple Concerto Stephen Collisson
    8. Tippett's King Priam and 'the tragic vision' Rowena Pollard and David Clarke
    9. Tippett at the millennium: a personal memoir Wilfrid Mellers
    10. Decline or renewal in late Tippett? The Fifth String Quartet in perspective Peter Wright

  • Editor

    David Clarke, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


    David Clarke, Anthony Pople, Arnold Whittall, Kenneth Gloag, Christopher Mark, Alastair Borthwick, Stephen Collisson, Rowena Pollard, Wilfrid Mellers, Peter Wright

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.