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Five songs from A E Housman for baritone and pianoImage: A. E. housman,…Continue
A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere by Feltcher Collins, Jr. et al. (University Press of Virginia, 1982) is a valuable resource for performers and listeners of medieval music.
Although the phrase Medieval music is likely to suggest to the general listener Gregorian chant and the church music of such composers as Hildegard von Bingen, there also exists a considerable body of Medieval secular song, most notably by the Minnesingers of the…Continue
Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Faber Music 1986) may be of little interest to most people, but of the highest interest to those interested in its particular subject. Playford's Dancing Master was a collection of traditional songs with basic dance notation which went through numerous editions in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's usually described as a collection of English tunes, but many of them have origins…Continue
Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano by George Petrie (Dover, 2002)
One of the most important collections of traditional Irish tunes was George Petrie's Ancient Music of Ireland, put together in the mid-19th century. Petrie's work went through various editions and abridgments, including one giving 201 tunes from Petrie's original book in score arrangements for piano, without lyrics, published in 1877 by F.Hoffman, of which this Dover…Continue