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Influential British literature: through the British school of music
Through researching the earliest British composers and their literature, this thesis will demonstrate how the British School of Music through literature influenced the clarinet. I will focus on the earliest English composers Thomas Arne, William Herschel, Philip Hayes, James Hook, and Charles Dibdin, and how their literature contributed to clarinet repertoire. I will also describe how the literature of Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss and Gerald Finzi, and contributed to clarinet repertoire in the late 19th and 20th century.