Ruskin Arts Publications launches The Ruskin Songbook

Published: 4 July 2018 at 13:21

Ruskin Songbook front cover artwork

Anglia Ruskin University and Ruskin Arts Publications are pleased to announce the publication of The Ruskin Songbook.

Ruskin Arts Publications are proud to present The Ruskin Songbook comprised of newly commissioned compositions to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Anglia Ruskin’s university status. The launch will take place on 5 July, concurrently with the opening reception for Theorem 2018, an exhibition of cutting-edge doctoral research in the Visual Arts, in the Ruskin Gallery.

The contributing composers all have connections with the university, as current or former teachers, as students or as Honorary Doctors. Composers were invited to reflect on their experiences of the university, or its home cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford, through the lens of the writings and ideas of the great nineteenth-century art critic and social commentator, John Ruskin, after whom the university is named. The result is a wide-range of compositions from piano pieces to orchestral works, to digital performance output. “The responses to the invitation to contribute are wonderfully varied in both style and in their chosen musical resources,” says co-editor, Paul Jackson.

For more information contact Jane Boyer
07496 420434


Image credits: The Ruskin Songbook, edited by Paul Jackson and Jane Boyer, cover and book design by Lisa Kirkham, ©2018 Ruskin Arts Publications