Richard Bratby

Musical conservatives ought to love identity politics

The only effect of the Great Awokening has been to put engaging melodies, warm harmonies and sprawling Romantic symphonies back at the cutting edge

Robert Nathaniel Dett's Parry-like cantata The Ordering of Moses is being performed in Birmingham and would be considered positively old-fashioned in any other context. Image: History and Art Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

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