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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herewith. Of Gounod's secular songs mention must be made of the famous " Maid of Athens," and also of "When Thou art Nigh" and " O, that we two were maying."
It is interesting to note in passing that Mr. Sydney Page is himself a composer, having written a number of popular songs under the pseudonym of Fabian Rose, including "My Beloved Queen," "Rose of My Life," "Can You Forgive?" and " Love will tell the rest."
To this period, too, belong the songs of Arthur Goring Thomas, of which "A Summer Night," the words by Marzials, was probably the most "popular." Songs of a somewhat different type are those contained in his Album of Tzvelve Lyrics, to words by Harold Boulton. Of these "Time's Garden," "Under thy Window," and "The Willow" are perhaps the best known. His operas do not, of course, come under the scope of this book, but the duet " Dear Love of Mine" from Nadeshda may be noted as having been sung a great deal by Clara Butt and Kennerley Rumford, together with another duet of Goring Thomas's, the well-known " Night Hymn at Sea."
Harold Boulton has already been mentioned as having edited (in collaboration with A. C. Macleod) the collection of Songs of the North, the music of which was arranged by Malcolm
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