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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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Sweeney Sunny

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 212 words.

b. Longview, Texas, USA. Where many contemporary country singers go from down-home roots to showbusiness sensibilities, Sweeney spent the mid-00s

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Sunny Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Longview, Texas, USA. Where many contemporary country singers go from down-home roots to showbusiness sensibilities, Sweeney spent the mid-00s doing the opposite. She pursued a career in...

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Sweeney Todd

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

A ‘Musical Thriller’ which is often regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most satisfying work to date - certainly his most grisly - Sweeney Todd opened at the Uris Theatre in New ...

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Sweeney, Eric

Gareth Cox.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 371 words.

(b Dublin, July 15, 1948). Irish composer and organist. He studied music at Trinity College, Dublin (graduated 1969), the organ at the Conservatorio di S Cecilia, Rome (1969–70), and...

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Sweeney, William

Francis J. Morris.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 475 words.

(John)

(b Glasgow, Jan 5, 1950). Scottish composer. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1967–70), and at the RAM (1970–73) with Alan Hacker (clarinet)...

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Sweeney Todd

Millie Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History. 7360 words.

In act 1 of Sondheim and Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd, Todd has a motivation for his actions, and his beautiful music gives audiences the opportunity to connect with his voice and his righteous...

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Sweeney, Joel [Joe] Walker

Robert B. Winans.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Romantic Music. 258 words.

(b Appomattox, VA, c1810; d Appomattox, VA, Oct 29, 1860). American banjo maker, and performer. American banjo maker, and performer. As a boy, he learnt to play the banjo from slaves...

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McSweeney Mary Ann

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 347 words.

b. 27 April 1962, Santa Cruz, California, USA. McSweeney trained as a classical musician, studying piano at the age of

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Mary Ann McSweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 27 April 1962, Santa Cruz, California, USA. McSweeney trained as a classical musician, studying piano at the age of five, then violin at eight. In her teens she played ...

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Attending the Tale of Sweeney Todd

David Thomson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History. 5237 words.

This chapter examines Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, a film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller. In direct opposition to Sondheim’s opinion that this is the best,...

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Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Ethan Mordden.

in On Sondheim

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 3024 words.

This chapter considers Sweeney Todd which is an operatic serial-killer melodrama based on Christopher Bond's eponymous play. Sondheim, however, does not use the term opera for his works,...

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Sweeney's Men

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This band, although they only lasted from 1966-69, was the forerunner of many acts to come out of Ireland, such as Planxty and Moving Hearts, and highly-influential in the field ...

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Sweeney's Men

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 301 words.

This band, although they only lasted from 1966-69, was the forerunner of many acts to come out of Ireland, such

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Sweeney Todd

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 574 words.

A ‘Musical Thriller’ which is often regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most satisfying work to date - certainly his most

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Sweeney, Joel

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 253 words.

(b Appomattox, VA, c1810; d Appomattox, 29 Oct 1860). American banjo maker and performer. As a boy,

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Sweeney, Cathleen

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Maw: The Rising of the Moon). Sop. Daughter of the local innkeeper in the Irish village where the 31st Royal Lancers are stationed. She is in love with young Cornet Beaumont. Created...

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Sweeney, Cathleen

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 42 words.

(Maw: The Rising of the Moon). Sop. Daughter of the local innkeeper in the Irish village where the 31st Royal Lancers are stationed. She is in love with young Cornet Beaumont. Created (...

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Sweeney, Joel Walker (1810)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 385 words.

As a boy, he learned to play the banjo from slaves in the area of his father's farm near what

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Steeleye Span

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (b. 26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass,...

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Gay Woods

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Gabriel Corcoran, 1948, Eire. Gay Woods was originally associated, alongside her husband Terry Woods (see Gay And Terry Woods), with bands such as Sweeney’s Men and Steeleye Span whom ...

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