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Yan Tan Tethera

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

‘Mechanical pastoral’ by Birtwistle to lib. by T. Harrison after a northern folk‐tale. Comp. 1983–4. Prod. London 1986.

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Yan, tan, tethera, etc

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 119 words.

‘Yan, tan, tethera, pethera, pimp’ are the numbers one to five in the best known of the many traditional ways

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Yan Tan Tethera

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

‘Mechanical pastoral’ by Birtwistle to lib. by T. Harrison after a northern folk‐tale. Comp. 1983–4. Prod. London 1986.

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Yan Tan Tethera

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 22 words.

‘Mechanical pastoral’ by Birtwistle to lib. by T. Harrison after a northern folk‐tale. Comp. 1983–4. Prod. London 1986.

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Yan Tan Tethera

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 19 words.

‘Mechanical pastoral’ in one act by Birtwistle to a libretto by Tony Harrison (London, 1986).

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Yan Tan Tethera

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 21 words.

‘Mechanical pastoral’ by Birtwistle to lib. by T. Harrison after a northern folk‐tale. Comp. 1983–4. Prod. London 1986.

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David Freeman

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Sydney, NSW, 1952).

Australian director. Founded Opera Factory in Sydney 1973, Opera Factory Zurich 1976, and Opera Factory London 1981. In London he prod. world première of...

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Ebrahim, Omar

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 213 words.

(b Greasbrough, Sept 6, 1956). English baritone. He studied in London, then in 1979 joined the Glyndebourne chorus. In 1980 he sang Schaunard with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. For Opera...

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Wigglesworth, Mark

Noël Goodwin.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 272 words.

(Harmon )

(b Ardingly, West Sussex, July 19, 1964). English conductor. He graduated from Manchester University and studied at the RAM, principally with George Hurst. He won...

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Birtwistle, Sir Harrison

Jonathan Cross.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 7503 words.

(b Accrington, Lancs., July 15, 1934). English composer. Along with his soft Lancastrian accent, his North Country origins have never entirely left him – indeed, they continue to...

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Freeman, David (opera)

Barry Millington.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 311 words.

(b Sydney, May 1, 1952). Australian director. After study at Sydney University (1971–4) he founded Opera Factory in Sydney in 1973, followed by Opera Factory Zürich with Brenton...

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Harrison, Tony

Andrew Clements.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 171 words.

[Anthony ]

(b Leeds, April 30, 1937). English librettist and translator . He studied at Leeds University and worked first as an English lecturer. His first collection of...

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Harrison Birtwistle

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Accrington, 1934).

Eng. composer. As clarinettist, entered RMCM 1952, studying comp. with Richard Hall. While still a student was one of Manchester New Music Group (with A....

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shepherds' score

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Across a wide area of northern England and southern Scotland, a curious linguistic feature has been regularly reported in the shape of an unusual method of counting—apparently based on...

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