Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
A new book exploring the links between Emily Brontë and music will be released next month:
Emily Jane Brontë and Her Music
by John Hennessy
ISBN  978-1-9996836
Pages 504
Price  £18,95 (Softback); ££23,95 (Hardback)
Distribution:  York Publishing Services, 64 Hallfield Road, Layerthorpe, York, YO31 7ZQ. (It will also be available at the Bronte Parsonage Museum Shop)
 
The word 'music' is regularly used in literary analyses of the sisters' writing, particularly as  regards its rhythmic structure or metre. It is known that music played an important and enjoyable role in the siblings' growing up  into adulthood, but did this enjoyment of music have any effect on their creative output? Emily was, beyond dispute, the most musically accomplished of the four surviving Brontë children. Her knowledge and love of music, the part it  played in her life and the influence it had upon her writing, is the subject of the first part of this study. The second part is an analysis or description of every single music score known to have been owned by the family.

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