Tag Archives: Cecil Sharp

Listening to Britten – Bird Scarer’s Song

Norfolk Hayfield by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Lord! I Married Me A Wife (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 1) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known Text … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The False Knight upon the Road

Melting Snow, Ludham by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London The False Knight upon the Road (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 7) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Lord! I Married Me A Wife

Horse and Cart by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Lord! I Married Me A Wife (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 1) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Master Kilby

Mousehold Heath, Norwich by John Crome. Photo (c) Girton College, University of Cambridge Master Kilby (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 6 no.3 (England)) – folksong arrangement (Somerset) for high voice and guitar (pre 17 June 1958, Britten aged 44) Dedication not known … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Sailor-boy

Sea Piece by Alfred Stannard. Photo (c) Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) Sailor-boy (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 6 no.2 (England)) – folksong arrangement (Appalachian) for high voice and guitar (pre 17 June 1958, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Soldier, won’t you marry me?

Aircraft Production: Girls working on wings by Leslie Cole, used courtesy of the Imperial War Museum Soldier, won’t you marry me? – folksong arrangement (American) for two voices and piano (pre 15 March 1958, Britten aged 44) Dedication Not known … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Holly and the Ivy

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood The Holly and the Ivy, arrangement for chorus (SATB unaccompanied) (pre July 1957, Britten aged 43) Dedication June Gordon and the Haddo House Choral Society Text Traditional Language English Duration 4’30” Background and Critical Reception Britten’s … Continue reading

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