A Century Of Ballads 1810-1910, Their Composers & Singers

With Some Introductory Chapters On Old Ballads And Ballad Makers - online book.

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A CENTURY OF BALLADS
know, I do love your songs so." "Oh," said the composer, rather at a loss as to what to say, "and which do you like the best of them?' Whereupon the lady promptly named two songs of Chaminade's !
Amy Woodforde-Finden may be said to have leapt into prominence among the women com­posers of the day by the publication of her Four Indian Love Lyrics. And yet to begin with the publishers refused them, and the composer, who believed in them strenuously, was compelled to publish them herself. For about a year they enjoyed a private circulation, and then they were brought to the notice of Hamilton Earle, who liked them immensely, and sang them
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