The music of war: Seven World War 1 composers and their experience of combat.

Journal Article

The effect of World War 1 military service on composers has been neglected in comparison with poets and artists. This article describes the wartime service of Arthur Bliss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, EJ Moeran, Gordon Jacob, Patrick Hadley, and Maurice Ravel. The relationship between experiences of combat and the psychological health of these men is examined, with consideration being given to predisposition and possible causative influences of military service on their later careers, examined from individual and societal perspectives.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR

Published Date

  • November 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 234

PubMed ID

  • 27681060

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27681060

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-1087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0967772016664692


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England