Contributors are Stephen Banfield, Jonathan Barry, Martin V. Clarke, Sally Drage, Peter S. Forsaith, Peter Holman, Peter Horton, Robin A. Leaver, Alyson McLamore, Geoffrey C. Moore, John Nightingale, Philip Olleson, Nicholas Temperley, J. R. Watson, Anne Bagnall Yardley, and Carlton R. Young.
The music, religion, and relationships of the exceptional Wesley family
Nicholas Temperley is professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of The Music of the English Parish Church and other works. Stephen Banfield is Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol. His books include Sensibility and English Song: Critical Studies of the Early Twentieth Century.
"A major contribution to our understanding of church music, the Wesley family, and concert life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by leading experts in the field. There is truly no competitor for this volume." David W. Music, author of Christian Hymnody in Twentieth-Century Britain and America: An Annotated Bibliography "The book provides a fascinating insight into the Wesleys' relationship with music, and how this in turn came to shape a denomination... Three contrasting essays provide detailed insights into the poetry of Wesleyan hymns, and explore the influence of Moravian and Lutheran hymnody... The text is well illustrated with musical examples, and there are excellent appendices and bibliography." Dr Helen Burrows, The Church Times