Folk Song in England

Author: Steve Roud

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571309739

Category: Music

Page: 608

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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 Song in England

Author: A.-L. Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571245475

Category: Folk music

Page: 434

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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.

A New English Music

Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century

Author: Tim Rayborn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786496347

Category: Music

Page: 312

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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.

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

Author: Julia Bishop,Steve Roud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964324

Category: Music

Page: 608

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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 Music of Britain – and Beyond

Author: Frank Howes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317334574

Category: Music

Page: 328

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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 Song Style and Culture

Author: Alan Lomax,American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0878556400

Category: Music

Page: 363

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Song and dance style--viewed as nonverbal communications about culture--are here relatedto social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement areanalyed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, accordingto the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man,finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and thatspecific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. Thepredictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organiation,here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, usefulto planners. Alan Lomax is Director, Cantometrics andChoreometrics Projects at Columbia University.

American Ballads and Folk Songs

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486282763

Category: Music

Page: 625

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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

Our Singing Country

Folk Songs and Ballads

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486410890

Category: Music

Page: 416

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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country -- spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

The Folk Handbook

Working with Songs from the English Tradition

Author: John Morrish,Rikky Rooksby,Mark Brend,Nigel Williamson,David Atkinson

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476854009

Category: Music

Page: 288

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(Book). by David Atkinson, Vic Gammon, Rikky Rooksby, Mark Brend, John Morrish, Martin Carthy, and Nigel Williamson. Words & melodies for 80+ traditional songs, plus detailed explorations of their history & meaning and their value to writers & performers. With audio tracks of 20 songs recorded in the field.

I'm your man. Das Leben des Leonard Cohen

Author: Sylvie Simmons

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641081513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Der Gentleman des Pop: sein Leben – eine Legende. Er ist der letzte Poet der Popkultur, der Womanzier mit der tiefen Stimme, der melancholische Songwriter, der ganze Generationen beeinflusst hat, rastlose Seele und schillernde Persönlichkeit zugleich. Die renommierte Musikjournalistin Sylvie Simmons ist der lebenden Legende auf den Grund gegangen. Für ihre einzigartige Biographie über das Leben von Leonard Cohen hat sie mit mehr als 100 von Cohens Wegbegleitern gesprochen – seinen Musen, Musiker-Kollegen wie Nick Cave, seinen Produzenten, seinen engsten Freunden aus Kindertagen – und nicht zuletzt mit dem öffentlichkeitsscheuen Leonard Cohen selbst. Herausgekommen ist eine umfassende, sorgfältig recherchierte Biographie, die faszinierende Details offenbart und eine neue Perspektive auf das Leben einer der ungewöhnlichsten Lichtgestalten der Musikgeschichte wirft.

Grainger the Modernist

Author: Suzanne Robinson,Kay Dreyfus

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472420241

Category: Music

Page: 286

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Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ‘ego-less’ composition and designed electronic machines intended to supersede human application. Grainger was far from being a self-sufficient maverick working in isolation. Through contact with innovators such as Ferrucio Busoni, Léon Theremin and Henry Cowell; promotion of the music of modern French and Spanish schools; appreciation of vernacular, jazz and folk musics; as well as with the study and transcription of non-Western music; he contested received ideas and proposed many radical new approaches. By reappraising Grainger’s social and historical connectedness and exploring the variety of aspects of modernity seen in his activities in the British, American and Australian contexts, the authors create a profile of a composer, propagandist and visionary whose modernist aesthetic paralleled that of the most advanced composers of his day, and, in some cases, anticipated their practical experiments.

One Hundred English Folksongs

For Medium Voice

Author: Cecil James Sharp

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486231925

Category: History

Page: 235

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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

The British Folk Revival

1944–2002

Author: Dr Michael Brocken

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493601

Category: Music

Page: 248

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The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken provides a historical narrative of the folk revival from the 1940s up until the 1990s, beginning with the emergence of the revival from within and around the left-wing movements of the 1940s and 1950s. Key figures and organizations such as the Workers' Music Association, the BBC, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl are examined closely. By looking at the work of British Communist Party splinter groups it is possible to see the refraction of folk music as a political tool. Brocken openly challenges folk historicity and internal narrative by discussing the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s. The significant development of the folk/rock hybrid is considered alongside 'class', 'Americana', radio and the strength of pop culture. Brocken shows how the dichotomy of artistic (natural) versus industry (mass-produced) music since the 1970s has led to a fragmentation and constriction of the folk revival. The study concludes with a look at the upsurge of the folk music industry, the growth of festivals and the implications of the Internet for the British folk revival. Brocken suggests the way forward should involve an acknowledgement that folk music is not superior to but is, in fact, a form of popular music. The book will create lively debate among the folk music fraternity and popular music scholars, as well as folklorists and ethnomusicologists. A unique discography and history of the Topic Record label is also included.

Popular Music in America:The Beat Goes On

Author: Michael Campbell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133712606

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Victorian Songhunters

The Recovery and Editing of English Vernacular Ballads and Folk Lyrics, 1820-1883

Author: E. David Gregory

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461674174

Category: Music

Page: 458

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Victorian Songhunters is a history of popular song collecting and ballad editing from 1820 to 1883. It is a comprehensive telling of the Victorian vernacular song revival leading up to the Eduardian folksong festival, and includes information on the folksong revival in Scotland.