The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

» Steve Roud

Penguin Classics
Hardback : 07 Jun 2012



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.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780141194615
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 608
Published : 07 Jun 2012
Publisher : Penguin Classics

Other formats for The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs:
» Paperback : £9.99
» ePub eBook: eBook : £6.49

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

» Steve Roud


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