A twelve-tone repertory for guitar: Julian Bream and the British serialists, 1956–1983

College Lecturer in Music Dr Oliver Chandler has recently published for his first monograph A Twelve-Tone Repertory for Guitar: Julian Bream and the British Serialists, 1956–1983. The GFA Refereed Monographs series aims to encourage the creation and dissemination of studies that contribute significantly to the knowledge of the guitar: its repertoires, its literature, its composers and performers, and its function and place in society.

Dr Oliver Chandler is a music analyst; his research interests encompass the mature chamber music of Edward Elgar (on which he wrote his PhD), late tonal music (particularly Wagner and Strauss), and early British dodecaphony. He is currently co-writing a book with Professor J P E Harper-Scott, entitled Return to Riemann: Tonal Function and Chromatic Music; it is due to be published in the RMA monograph series. Oliver is also a keen guitarist. He was awarded the guitar-departmental performance prize during his master’s studies at Trinity Laban, Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Oliver teaches second- and third-year analysis, but he also runs tutorials on pop transcription and arrangement and World Jazz. He is keen to empower students to understand music, personally treasured or yet to be encountered, in diverse and rewarding ways.

For more information about the monograph, please visit the Digital Commons website.