English Folk Songs (English Journeys) Mass Market Paperback – 2 Apr 2009
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About the Author
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was one of England's greatest composers, and among the first people to travel the countryside to collect folk songs and preserve them for future generations.
A. L. Lloyd (1908-1982), usually known as Bert, was a folk singer and folklorist who grew up listening to his mother singing gypsy songs, and eventually wrote them down. Together with Vaughan Williams, he helped rescue traditional English music from extinction.
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Top Customer Reviews
Mercifully, the authors don't devote too much space to their own prose, but instead provide a cracking collection of classic traditional songs, with useful information on variations and performance.
Scholarly, without being dry and (this edition, at least)cheap as chips!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Splendidly informative. A pocket sized essential read for all folk enthusiasts,
and for those who are interested in the historical fabric of our people.
Essential for every English folkie, source of so many songs being performed at concerts, gigs and sessions. Not expensive either.Published on 26 Oct. 2013 by Dr Didge
I am very interested in folk music and this is one of the best known reference books on the subject.Published on 19 May 2013 by S. Vigors
One of the greatest composers and this may be the source of the best of his work. Really enjoyed reading the truly fascinating content.Published on 13 May 2013 by Mr. T. W. Mccartney