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  United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the union of the Kingdom of England (which already included Wales as a principality) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland to form a single state under the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
The UK was at the forefront of punk rock music in the 1970s with bands such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and the subsequent rebirth of heavy metal with bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden.
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 Jewish Music - MSN Encarta
The defeat of the Jewish revolt against occupying Roman armies in Jerusalem, and the subsequent destruction of the Second Temple in 70, led to a scattering of the Jewish population in the 1st and 2nd centuries.
The musical performance of sacred text includes a large range of materials, from the half-sung daily prayers that observant Jews must perform before washing or eating, to the mandatory weekly recitation of a passage from the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) in the synagogue.
Within Israel, two musical trends have developed: an overarching Israeli music, whether symphonic or pop, that is part of the heritage of all Israelis, regardless of their country of origin; and ethnic musics that reflect the influences of the many countries from which Jews have emigrated.
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 The Ultimate United Kingdom - American History Information Guide and Reference
The United Kingdom, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing Western ideas of property, liberty, capitalism and parliamentary democracy - to say nothing of its part in advancing world literature and science.
Queen Elizabeth II The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and the other Ministers of State who form the Cabinet.
The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown.
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 A history of music
Although I have omnivorous tastes in music, the music section of jahsonic.com mainly focuses on maligned genres of the late twentieth century pop canon: dance music, fl music, disco, reggae, dub, house music, early hip hop, gay music, electronic music and techno.
Emerging in the early fifties, rock music was initially referred to as “rock 'n' roll.” After 1964 it was simply called “rock music.” The change in terminology indicates both a continuity with and a break from the earlier period; rock music was no longer just for dancing.
Beginning with the contention that the disc jockey is "dance music's most important figure," Brewster and Broughton persuasively argue that the contemporary DJ is the epitome of the postmodern artist and that disc jockeys have long influenced the evolution of American musical tastes.
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 THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND
The United Kingdom, often (inaccurately) referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy and a unitary state, composed by the political union of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900 (except in Scotland where it was introduced in 1696).
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 United Kingdom: National Geographic World Music
It was a seminal period for the music, as young singers learned the old songs and investigated the traditions.
Scotland has a deep past, too, though the country was decimated by the clearances of the 1700s, where so many of the poor were forced off their land, moving to the cities or emigrating to Canada.
But music and song remained, not only in the "mouth music"—wordless, rhythmic singing—of females spinning and weaving, which can still be heard in the Shetland and Orkney isles, but also in the songs and tunes that were collected.
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  Music of the United Kingdom
Music from the United Kingdom has achieved great international popularity since the 1960s, when a wave of British musicians helped to popularize rock and roll.
The reaction against progressive rock was swift, as the genre came to be perceived as needlessly obscure and inaccessible; a new generation of British youth hated progressive rock and the bombastic, indulgent sounds of heavy metal, disco and glam.
The 1970s saw tremendous changes in folk music as well, which saw the development of folk-rock fusions and powerful singer-songwriter traditions and the evolution of popular forms of folk-based music from the United Kingdom's Jamaican and Indian immigrant communities.
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  United Kingdom - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The United Kingdom is the union of the Kingdom of England (which includes the principality of Wales) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland to form a single state.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
The UK was at the forefront of punk rock music in the 1970s with bands such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and the subsequent rebirth of heavy metal with bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden.
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 European classical music Summary
Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day.
The term classical music did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Bach to Beethoven as an era in music parallel to the golden age of sculpture, architecture and art of classical antiquity (from which no music has directly survived).
Improvisation in classical music performance was far more common during the Baroque era than in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and recently the performance of such music by modern classical musicians has been enriched by a revival of the old improvisational practices.
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 United Kingdom information - Search.com
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a political union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The Flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag (commonly, albeit incorrectly, known as the "Union Jack"), and is one of the most recognisable and well-known national flags in the world.
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 THE UNITED KINGDOMS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom, U.K. or the UK) is a country situated in the British Isles off the north-western coast of continental Europe, and surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The United Kingdom, often (inaccurately) referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy and a unitary state, composed by the political union of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
www.speedace.info /united_kingdom_england_scotland_wales_northern_ireland.htm   (4133 words)

  
 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Festivals focusing on music include the Three Choirs Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, and the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten and the English tenor Sir Peter Pears.
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s leading commercial and industrialized nations.
Agricultural policy in the United Kingdom since 1973 has been determined primarily by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU, which aims to ensure stable markets, a fair standard of living for producers, and regular supplies of food at reasonable prices for consumers.
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 sociology - United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organisation to the former British Empire) and NATO.
Queen Elizabeth II The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and the other Ministers of State who form the Cabinet.
The 40,900-member Royal Navy is in charge of the United Kingdom's independent strategic nuclear arm, which consists of four Trident missile submarines, while the Royal Marines provide commando units for amphibious assault and for specialist reinforcement forces in and beyond the NATO area.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/United_Kingdom   (3582 words)

  
 United Kingdom information - Search.com
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a political union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The Flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag (commonly, albeit incorrectly, known as the "Union Jack"), and is one of the most recognisable and well-known national flags in the world.
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 The London Bach Society, Early music and baroque music association
The London Bach Society is the UK's premier Bach society, bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach 'live' to both the devoted follower and curious newcomer for over 50 years.
Domestic engagements were interspersed with foreign tours, to Israel (1969), the United States (1971 and 1973), Italy (1975) and Bulgaria (1980).
A second visit to Leipzig, the highlight of which was a performance of the B minor Mass in St Thomas's, took place in 1983.
www.goldberg-magazine.com /en/associations/unitedkingdom/8770.php   (710 words)

  
 directopedia : Directory : Sports : Hockey : Floorball : Clubs : United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, often referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy with a unitary state and is composed of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of Great Britain—England, Scotland, and Wales—on the island of Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised on behalf of the Queen by the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers who head departments.
At the April 2001 census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and metropolitan France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
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 Music of the United Kingdom (1950s and 60s) at AllExperts
The roots of British popular music for the rest of the 20th century and into the next were set during the 1950s.
The economy of the United States was booming, and the images on TV made it appear as though American teens were able to purchase much that the British could not.
While rock music and its country-influenced cousin, rockabilly, topped the American charts, a group of blues musicians started to become very popular in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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 United Kingdom: Encyclopedia II - United Kingdom - Government and politics
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised on behalf of the Queen by the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers who head departments.
Though many in the United Kindom consider themselves 'British' as well as 'Welsh', 'English', 'Scottish' or 'Irish' (and increasingly also 'Afro-Caribbean', 'Indian' or 'Pakistani'), there has long been a widespread sense of separate national identities in the nations of Wales and Scotland and amongst the Catholic community in Northern Ireland.
The 40,900-member Royal Navy is in charge of the United Kingdom's independent strategic nuclear arm, which consists of four Trident Ballistic Missile Submarines, while the Royal Marines provide infantry units for amphibious assault and for specialist reinforcement forces in and beyond the NATO area.
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 Music of the United Kingdom (1980s) at AllExperts
In part as a reaction to the aggressive anti-rave policy of the government, during this time the music become harder and darker and eventually led to forms such as hardcore techno and, later in the decade, drum and bass.
Soul music developed in the United States in the 1960s when singers like Ben E. King and Sam Cooke created a secular version of gospel music that owed a debt to R&B. Though there were some British soul singers in the 60s and 70s, they found little success.
Punk rock had flourished in Britain in the late 1970s, but was soon destroyed by a combination of factors including mainstream popularity that defied punk's original anti-establishment energy, infighting between and among bands and a wave of deaths and departures of key figures.
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 Hawaiian Music
In addition to drums, the nose flute, its music and its context, is one of the oldest musical traditions in Polynesia.
Kalakaua's conviction that the revitalization of traditional culture was at the root of the survival of the Hawaiian kingdom became a major factor in the continuity of traditional music and dance, and his influence still shows.
In the 1970s, albums were issued by the new generation of influential players such as Keola Beamer, Ledward Kaapana (with his trio Hui Ohana), and Peter Moon (with his trio The Sunday Manoa).
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 Blues
The use of blue notes and the prominence of call-and-response patterns in the music and lyrics are indicative of the blues' West African pedigree.
One kind of early 1940s urban blues was the jump blues, a style heavily influenced by big band music and characterized by the use of the guitar in the rhythm section, a jazzy, up-tempo sound, declamatory vocals and the use of the saxophone or other brass instruments.
Musically, spirituals were a descendent of New England choral traditions, and in particular of Isaac Watts's hymns, mixed with African rhythms and call-and-response forms.
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