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Folk Song In England

Author : Steve Roud
ISBN : 9780571309733
Genre : Music
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In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good enough to stand comparison with those of other parts of Britain and overseas. Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, and a number of other enthusiasts gathered a huge harvest of songs and tunes which we can study and enjoy at our leisure. But after over a century of collection and discussion, publication and performance, there are still many things we don't know about traditional song - Where did the songs come from? Who sang them, where, when and why? What part did singing play in the lives of the communities in which the songs thrived? More importantly, have the pioneer collectors' restricted definitions and narrow focus hindered or helped our understanding? This is the first book for many years to investigate the wider social history of traditional song in England, and draws on a wide range of sources to answer these questions and many more.

Folk Songs Of England Ireland Scotland And Wales

Author : William Cole
ISBN : 0897249550
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Titles from England: Hares on the Mountain * Allan Water * My Boy Willie * Greensleeves * The Three Raven * Early One Morning * Lavender's Blue and more. Titles from Ireland: Let Erin Remember the Days of Old * The Rising Moon * The Road to the Isles * and more. Titles from Wales: The Bells of Aberdovey (Clychau Aberdyfi) * The Kind Old Man (Yr Hen Wr Mwyn) * Over the Stone (Tros y Gareg) * The Dove (Y Deryn Pur) and more. Scotland Titles: Baloo Baleerie * Corn Rigs Are Bonne * and more.

Folk Song In England

Author : A. L. Lloyd
ISBN : 0571245471
Genre : Folk music
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A seminal work by one of the most influential figures of the English folk revival of the 1950s, Folk Song in England (1967) is an expansive account of the development of English traditional song, from the very oldest, ritual verse, through epic balladry, to the development of lyrical song in the industrial era. In a unique and ambitious approach, Lloyd marries the tradition of folk-song scholarship, largely derived from Cecil Sharp, with the radical historiography of E. P. Thompson, and in so doing produces a work of exceptional insight. In particular, his defining of 'industrial folk song' reveals traditional verse as an ebullient, living expression of the working people, perfectly adaptable to reflect their ways and conditions of life.

Folk Song In England

Author : Albert Lancaster Lloyd
ISBN : 0586082107
Genre : Folk music
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One Hundred English Folksongs

Author : Cecil James Sharp
ISBN : 9780486231921
Genre : History
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Lyrics and piano music for traditional ballads and songs collected from singers throughout Britain are accompanied by notes on their probable origins, related versions, and historical allusions

Folk Music Of Britain And Beyond

Author : Frank Howes
ISBN : 9781317334576
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Originally published in 1969. Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, it was thought that England, alone among the European countries, and unlike Scotland and Ireland where collections of ballads and songs had already been published as early as the eighteenth century, had no important native tradition of music. The founding of the (English) Folk-Song Society in 1898, however, and the pioneering work of such collectors as Lucy Broadwood, the Reverend S. Baring-Gould and, later, Cecil Sharp uncovered a still flourishing folk culture. Since then interest in this subject has grown steadily, and the bibliography of publications of actual folk-songs and ballads is now huge. Frank Howes sets out a general and scholarly introduction, first examining in detail the history and origins of folk music and going on to show the nature and vast amount of the material, enforcing his arguments with a wealth of examples from around the world. His discussion of the differences of national idiom leads on to a comparison of British folk music with that of other European countries and America, in which he pays due attention to the Celtic and Norse traditions. Separate sections on balladry, carols, street cries, broadsides, sea shanties, nursery rhymes and instruments illustrate both the variety of folk music and the extent to which it permeates our national heritage.

Folk Songs Of England

Author : Cecil James Sharp
ISBN : NWU:35556012860771
Genre : Folk songs, English
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Songs Of England

Author : JERRY SILVERMAN
ISBN : 9781609749309
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A colorful mixture of traditional English folk songs and ballads, as well as the history of many of the songs. Many English folk songs are quite familiar in America. Hundreds of them came along with the earliest settlers in the 17th century; others with the Redocoats in the 18th century; still others with the sailors and fisherman of the 19th century; and finally the doughboys and G.I.'s of two world wars have brought over the 20th century's contribution. the book includes melody line, lyrics, historical information, and guitar chords.

Folk Songs Of England Vol 1

Author : H. E. D. Hammond
ISBN : 0666363463
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Excerpt from Folk-Songs of England, Vol. 1: Folk-Songs From Dorset A large number of traditional songs have recently been recovered in England. Moreover, we believe them to be veritable folk-songs, i.a., songs which have been created or evolved by the common people. Taken in this sense, the folk-song must be definitely distinguished from the composition of the cultivated musician. It is the invention not of the individual, but of the community. Living only in the memories and on the lips of the singers, its existence has always been conditioned by its popularity, and by the accuracy with which it has reflected the ideals and taste of the common people. Consequently, the folk-song is stamped with the hall-mark of corporate approbation, and is the faithful expression in musical idiom of the qualities and characteristics of the nation to which it owes its origin. In its folk-music every nation possesses a musical heritage of priceless worth, which for many reasons it should cherish and preserve. The educational uses to which the folk-song may advantageously be put are many and obvious. It should be remembered, too, that folk-music is the germ of art-music. Style in all the arts - music, literature, poetry, painting, or sculpture - ultimately becomes national; indeed, it would be difficult to cite a single instance of a distinctive school of music in Europe which has not been founded upon a basis of folk-song. In the recovery, therefore, and dissemination of our own country's folk-music, the solution of the problem of a characteristic and national school of English music may possibly be found. In past centuries the collectors of English folk-songs were accustomed to edit and alter their folk-tunes before publishing them. In thus attempting to transmute folk-music into art-music they committed what most musicians would now agree was a fatal blunder. It is, therefore, scarcely necessary to state that the tunes contained in the present volume have not been editorially improved in any way, and that no melody will find a place in this series except in the precise form in which it was noted down by a competent musician from the lips of some folk-singer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

English Folk Songs

Author : Ralph Vaughan Williams
ISBN : 9780141932880
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This collection is filled with songs that tell of the pleasures and pains of love, the patterns of the countryside and the lives of ordinary people. Here are unfaithful soldiers, ghostly lovers, whalers on stormy seas, cuckolds and tricksters. By turns funny, plain-speaking and melancholic, these songs evoke a lost world and, with their melodies provided, record a vital musical tradition. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

The New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs

Author : Julia Bishop
ISBN : 9780141964324
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One of the Spectator's Books of the Year 2012 'Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain For we've received orders for to sail for old England But we hope in a short while to see you again' One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. They have thrived when sung on a whim to a handful of friends in a pub; they have bewitched generations of English composers who have set them for everything from solo violin to full orchestra; they are sung in concerts, festivals, weddings, funerals and with nobody to hear but the singer. This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. 'Her keen eye did glitter like the bright stars by night The robe she was wearing was costly and white Her bare neck was shaded with her long raven hair And they called her pretty Susan, the pride of Kildare' In association with EFDSS, the English Folk Dance and Song Society

Folk Songs Of England

Author : Cecil James Sharp
ISBN : OSU:32435028272516
Genre : Folk songs, English
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Sing A Song Of England

Author : Reginald Nettel
ISBN : UOM:39015007938940
Genre : Ballads, English
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English Folk Song And Dance

Author : Frank Kidson
ISBN : 9781107698253
Genre : Music
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Originally published in 1915, this volume provides a concise introduction to English folk songs and folk dances.

An Introduction To English Folk Song

Author : Maud Karpeles
ISBN : UVA:X006161841
Genre : Folk music
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A Guide To English Folk Song Collections 1822 1952

Author : Margaret Dean-Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015023566659
Genre : Folk music
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Travellers Songs From England And Scotland

Author : Ewan Maccoll
ISBN : 9781317292265
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Originally published in 1977. The Travellers, from those living in bow-tents and horse-drawn caravans to those dwelling in motor caravans and permanent homes, are an important source of traditional music. Their society means that songs that have died out in more settled communities are preserved among them. Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, widely known as two of the founding singers of the British and American folk revivals, here display a vast fund of folklore scholarship around the songs of British travelling people. Resulting from extensive collecting in southern and southeastern England and central and northeastern Scotland in the 1960s and 70s, this book contains 130 songs with music and comprehensive notes relating them to folkloristic and historical points of interest. It includes traditional ballads and ballads of broadside origin, bawdy, tragic and humorous songs about love, work and death. Most are in English or in Scots dialect with four in Anglo-Romani.

Songs Of England Ireland And Scotland A Bonnie Bunch Of Roses Lyrics Chords

Author : Dan Milner
ISBN : 9781783234929
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Traditional songs from the British Isles, each features guitar chord symbols and special tunings. Informative notes to each song, a discography and a bibliography.

Folk Songs Of England Vol 3

Author : Cecil James Sharp
ISBN : 0656894733
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Excerpt from Folk-Songs of England, Vol. 3: Folk-Songs From Hampshire If, however, English folk-song is to be made popular, the words must be published in a singable form. Our guiding principle has been, therefore, to alter those phrases only to which objection might reasonably be made. No vocalist would sing words that are pointless, or ungrammatical. Nor could he, even if he would, sing accurately in dialect. Happily, however, dialect is not an essential of the folk-song. Every folk-singer uses his own native language, and consequently the words of the folk-song will be sung in as many different dialects as the districts in which each individual song is found. The words, therefore, of many of the songs in this collection have been altered. Gaps have been filled up, verses omitted or softened, rhymes reconciled, redundant syllables pruned, bad grammar and dialect translated into King's English. On the other hand, archaic words and expressions have, of course, been retained. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A New English Music

Author : Tim Rayborn
ISBN : 9780786496341
Genre : Music
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"Copiously documented chapters distill significant amounts of scholarship about the featured composers. Recommended"--Choice The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain. The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged. There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage. A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired art music, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven composers--Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger--whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music. Each chapter provides an historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.

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