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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IRISH SONGS                            243
incidentally the names of some other composers with whose work he has closely associated him­self; and I do not think I can do better than quote his actual words :—
"I trust that you will bear in mind that the old Irish and folk-song generally is only a type —a groove of its own—in the world of song, and that the thoughts of the young singer should be turned with gratitude to the great modern song­writers of our own language—Parry, Stanford, Walford Davies, Charles Wood, Arthur Somer­vell, Roger Quilter, Ernest Walker, Vaughan Williams, and all the other men who have kept up a noble standard and never dropped it."
Of Sir Hubert Parry's songs he especially mentions "Through the Ivory Gate," " Nightfall in Winter," and, for lightness of touch and delightful humour, " Follow a shadow" and "The Laird of Cockpen." Parry's beautiful settings of Elizabethan lyrics are also, of course, well known.
Walford Davies's "When Childher Plays," "Sweet Content," "Manhood," and "Tap o' th' Hill"; Charles Wood's "Ethiopia saluting the colours," "O Captain, my Captain," and all his settings of Walt Whitman ; Arthur Somervell's Maud cycle, Roger Quilter's Shakespeare songs, and his settings of Herrick, for which he has found so admirable and sympathetic an interpreter
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