The book will contain location and descriptive details of Bantock's manuscripts that are extant, which will assist those looking to construct editions of those works which have remained in manuscript and updated editions of those works which were initially published nearly 100 years ago. A discography provides insight into the wide variety of recording companies that first served Bantock’s music. It also includes more recent and more highly refined recording sonics that help listeners hear these works in a much more solid balance and quality of sound than the multitude of 78 rpm recordings which form the initial recordings of any of Bantock’s pieces. Included in the book are sections which highlight academic theses and dissertations that discuss some of Bantock’s works. In addition citations of locations of many of Bantock’s letters still available for study are
included. An index that cross-references all of these details to the works which they highlight is a major help to the reader.
Reviews'A triumph for the advancement of Bantock scholarship, appreciation, and reappraisal... an invaluable reference document which will become the standard reference work and enrich ‘Bantock Studies’ for many years to come.'
John France, MusicWeb International
'Dressler has produced a monumental work… an essential tool for anyone contemplating a major book on Bantock’s music.'
Martin Lee-Browne, Mus Opinion
'The list of Bantock’s compositions is the most comprehensive to date [...] it serve[s] as a helpful resource that begins to fill an important gap in scholarship on British music.'
Jennifer Oates, NABMSA Reviews