This is the first in a series of four albums recording all 80 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 of the 80 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements, so there is a good deal of unknown - but very beautiful - music to be found here. This first album has 23 tracks including 15 world premières. It includes Folk Songs from Sussex (1912) and Six English Folk Songs (1935). Later volumes will include songs collected in the Eastern Counties (1908), the Appalachian Mountains (about 1938) and from Newfoundland (1946). Vaughan Williams is well known as a collector of folk songs, but his own collection by no means predominates in this series; most of the arrangements were made and published as a collaborative effort, drawn from many sources. The 14 songs from Sussex on this album were all collected by Percy Merrick from Henry Hills, a farmer from Lodsworth, Sussex, around 1900. Some will be well-known in other arrangements; others will be unfamiliar.
This is the first in a series of four albums recording all 80 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 of the 80 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements, so there is a good deal of unknown - but very beautiful - music to be found here. This first album has 23 tracks including 15 world premières. It includes Folk Songs from Sussex (1912) and Six English Folk Songs (1935). Later volumes will include songs collected in the Eastern Counties (1908), the Appalachian Mountains (about 1938) and from Newfoundland (1946). Vaughan Williams is well known as a collector of folk songs, but his own collection by no means predominates in this series; most of the arrangements were made and published as a collaborative effort, drawn from many sources. The 14 songs from Sussex on this album were all collected by Percy Merrick from Henry Hills, a farmer from Lodsworth, Sussex, around 1900. Some will be well-known in other arrangements; others will be unfamiliar.
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1. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 1, Bold General Wolfe
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2. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 2, Low Down In The Broom
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3. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 3, The Thresherman And The Squire
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4. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 4, The Pretty Ploughboy
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5. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 5, O Who Is That That Raps At My Window?
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6. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 6, How Cold The Wind Doth Blow
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7. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 7, Captain Grant
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8. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 8, Farewell, Lads
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9. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 9, Come, All You Worthy Christians
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10. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 10, The Turkish Lady
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11. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 11, The Seeds Of Love
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12. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 12, The Maid Of Islington
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13. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 13, Here’s Adieu To All Judges And Juries
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14. Folk-Songs Of England, Book 5 "From Sussex" (Ed. C. Sharpe): No. 14, Lovely Joan
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15. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 1, Robin Hood And The Pedlar
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16. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 2, The Ploughman
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17. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 3, One Man, Two Men
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18. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 4, The Brewer
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19. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 5, Rolling In The Dew
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20. 6 English Folk Songs: No. 6, King William
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21. The Golden Vanity
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22. 5 English Folk Songs: No. 3, Just As The Tide Was Flowing
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23. The Spanish Ladies
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This is the first in a series of four albums recording all 80 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 of the 80 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements, so there is a good deal of unknown - but very beautiful - music to be found here. This first album has 23 tracks including 15 world premières. It includes Folk Songs from Sussex (1912) and Six English Folk Songs (1935). Later volumes will include songs collected in the Eastern Counties (1908), the Appalachian Mountains (about 1938) and from Newfoundland (1946). Vaughan Williams is well known as a collector of folk songs, but his own collection by no means predominates in this series; most of the arrangements were made and published as a collaborative effort, drawn from many sources. The 14 songs from Sussex on this album were all collected by Percy Merrick from Henry Hills, a farmer from Lodsworth, Sussex, around 1900. Some will be well-known in other arrangements; others will be unfamiliar.