E. J. Moeran
stands as perhaps the
greatest unsung genius of English composition. His music,
often lost in the noise and hubbub of the 20th Century,
is that of a uniquely beautiful lyricism, capturing
feelings and rural landscapes in a way no other composer
brings Moeran to you in music, pictures and words, leaving
no stone unturned in a dedicated quest to make Moeran's
voice heard in the 21st Century.
Music - Find out all
about Moeran's compositions. Each section has
a general introduction plus links to notes on
each individual work, together with information
on recordings, articles and reviews, and links
to audio clips.
Notes are all written in an accessible style and
aim to describe not just the music, but the feelings
behind it, as well as the significance of each
piece in Moeran's canon.
Life - Much has been
written by and about Moeran down the years. Unfortunately
much of this is long out of print, but thanks
to the meticulous research and collection by Moeran
historians these can now be accessed by anyone.
The Biography section brings all sorts of articles
together dating back to the 1920s, while the Chronology
is the best day-by-day record of Moeran's life
- Audio clips, entire
works, film clips and photo galleries. A wealth
of material to view or hear online, and more to
download. Exclusives here include the only professional
studio recording of the Sonata for Two Violins,
a recent live performance of the Symphony, vintage
recordings of the Violin Concerto and Sinfonietta
and a full recording of Moeran's 1948 Irish radio
interview with Eamonn Andrews. There are also
details of the only TV documentary film ever made
- The real nitty-gritty
lives here. Contact other Moeranites via the mailing
list or the online forum, or search existing discussions
for answers. See if your question comes up in
the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), download
chunks of the site, check out the extensive links
and background secondary figures in Moeran's life,
and if all else fails, e-mail the editor!
- If you want to build
your collection, track down an elusive score or
LP, or buy beautifully printed vintage photographs
here's the place to look. Every Moeran lover ought
to own the Essential CDs and the two books currently
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