The Life and Music of Alice Mary Smith 1839-1884, a Woman Composer of the Victorian Era: A Critical Assessment of Her Achievement

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Smith was one of the very few women composer in the 19th century whose music has survived. This book is based on family papers that led to research her life, showing that she was one of the most important women nineteenth century.

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Ian Graham-Jones trained at he Royal Academy of Music, where he gained his B.Mus. Degree and performing diplomas, and where he won prizes for aural training and musicological research. His full time work has been in education, first as a specialist music advisory teacher in Cambridgeshire, then as director of the cornwall Rural Music School, and subsequently as Head of School of Music at Chichester College.

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"This book is meticulously researched and effectively sets Smith's work in the wider context of male and female composers of her time." (Prof. David Rowland The Open University) "[This book] will without doubt be an essential reference point for those interested in Alice Mary Smith, and for those who are studying women composers." (Prof. Roger Parker King's College London)"

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