Posts Tagged ‘folk song’

The Musical Magpie: Cumulative Songs

Come and I will sing you. What shall I sing you? I will sing you one of them. What shall be the one of them? One is one and one alone Come to me dil­ly come dal­ly come dil­ly alone and ever shall remain so. Tune in to Radio Riel for Otenth Paderborn’s month­ly pro­gram […]

Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams — Two Friends In Search of English Music

Today’s pro­gramme was inspired by the recent BBC doc­u­men­tary on two of Britain’s best-known com­posers, Ralph Vaugh­an Williams and Gus­tav Holst. Life­long friends, the pair went on walk­ing tours across the Eng­lish coun­try­side and sought out tra­di­tion­al folk songs and Ear­ly Music, lead­ing to land­mark com­po­si­tions that epit­o­mised the “Eng­lish Sound” of the first part of the 20th Cen­tu­ry. We’ll be hear­ing some of the best-known works of the two com­posers, plus some less-well-known com­po­si­tions. In addi­tion we’ll hear set­tings of tra­di­tion­al folk tunes by a selec­tion of oth­er com­posers.

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