Granville Bantock (1868–1946)
A Guide to Research
John C. Dressler
The purpose of Granville Bantock: A Guide to Research is to provide both researchers and British music aficionados an entry to documents, books, articles, recordings, and the like currently available for further study about Bantock’s life and music. Location and descriptive details of extant manuscripts will assist scholars and performers reevaluating Bantock’s complete works. A discography provides insight into the wide variety of recording companies that first served Bantock’s music, and a bibliography locates unpublished dissertations and letters scattered in archives.
“A triumph for the advancement of Bantock scholarship, appreciation, and reappraisal . . . an invaluable reference document which will become the standard reference work and enrich ‘Bantock Studies’ for many years to come.”
—John France, MusicWeb International
“Dressler has produced a monumental work . . . an essential tool for anyone contemplating a major book on Bantock’s music.”
“The list of Bantock’s compositions is the most comprehensive to date. . . . [I]t serve[s] as a helpful resource that begins to fill an important gap in scholarship on British music.”
—Jennifer Oates, NABMSA Reviews
About the Author
Dr. John C. Dressler, Professor of Horn and Musicology, has been on the faculty of Murray State University since 1989. He continues to be active in the International Horn Society and the British Music Society as performer and author.