Raymond Monelle. 2006. The Musical Topic: Hunt, Military, and Pastoral. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Haringer, Andrew

Raymond Monelle, who passed away earlier this year, was something of an anomaly in the academic community. As far as I am aware, he is the only musicologist to have a pop song written in his honor: "Keep in Sight of Raymond Monelle" by Canadian in die band Barcelona Pavilion. He was that rare breed of the true performer-scholar who remained active as a composer, jazz pianist, and conductor, nurturing the boyhood talents of now-prominent Scottish musicians Donald Runnicles and James MacMillan in the latter capacity. Following his retirement in 2002, he even wrote a novel about the adolescence of Alban Berg, which currently remains unpublished.


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