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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songs, such as "Du bist die Ruh," "Ich Grolle Nicht," and the songs of Brahms, is outside the scope of this book, but the " Sea Pictures " of Sir Edward Elgar, which he wrote specially for her for the Norwich Festival of 1896, of which " Sabbath Morning" and " Where Corals Lie" are probably her favourites, and the same com­poser's " Land of Hope and Glory" must be reckoned among her greatest artistic triumphs. " Land of Hope and Glory," as is well known, originally formed part of the " Corona­tion Ode" written by A. C. Benson, and was afterwards expanded into its present form as a song.
With the name of Clara Butt is inseparably associated that of Kennerley Rumford, to whom she was married in 1900. Their first joint con­cert after their marriage was given in October of that year. It is interesting to note that Kennerley Rumford narrowly escaped first going into busi­ness, and then into the army. Luckily, in spite of parental opposition, he persisted in his choice of a musical career, and studied under Sbriglia, Henschel, Blum6, and Tosti.
Among modern English songs that are especial favourites of his are Maude Valerie White's ''Three Little Songs" and "King Charles," Clutsam's "Songs from the Turkish Hills," which he brought out at a concert at Hudders-
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