Choral societies and nationalism (NISE Proceedings 3)

This September Choral societies and nationalism in Europe was published, the third volume of the NISE Proceedings.


Choral societies and nationalism in Europe, edited by Krisztina Lajosi (University of Amsterdam) and Andreas Stynen (ADVN) is the result of a workshop jointly organised by NISE and SPIN in Antwerp in February 2011. As a wide-ranging contribution to the study of nationalism and the social history of music, this pioneering study explores and compares the ways choral societies throughout Europe influenced and reflected the development of national awareness under differing political and social circumstances. By the second half of the nineteenth century, organised communal singing became a primary leisure activity that attracted all layers of society. Though strongly patriotic in tone, choral societies borrowed from each other and relied heavily on prominent German or French models. This volume is the first to address both the national and transnational significance of choral singing.

This book, also volume 9 of the National Cultivation of Culture series, is published by BRILL. More information on its contents and on purchasing can be found on this page.