The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs by Steve Roud & Julia Bishop
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ISBN
9780141194615
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
496
 

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'The trees they grow so high and the leaves they grow so green.
The day is past and gone, my love, that you and I have seen'

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, first published in 1959.
ISBN:
9780141194615
Publication Date:
02 / 07 / 2012
Pages:
496

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