Elegiac air honours more than lost lives

Jones, Kevin (2003) Elegiac air honours more than lost lives. Times Educational Supplement, ISSN (print) 0040-7887

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Abstract

In the opening weeks of the Iraq war this article highlighted the irony of remembering the ‘fallen’ using the music of Elgar’s Nimrod, named after the mythical Mesopotamian hunter. It used the context to contrast Elgar’s contacts with hawkish US statesman John Hays, chief architect of the UK’s ‘special relationship’, with the pacifist counsel of Elgar’s collaborator A.C.Benson, who wanted to tone-down his lyrics to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Politics and international studies
History
Music
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Cat Barbour
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2009 13:34
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2009 13:49
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/6103

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