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

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244            A CENTURY OF BALLADS
in Gervase Elwes; "Corinna's going a-maying," by Ernest Walker, and Vaughan Williams's "Silent Noon " and his settings of R. L. Steven­son's Songs of Travel which include "The Road­side Fire" and "The Vagabond," are all songs that may be included here.
To these may be added the songs of Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and of Coleridge-Taylor; and also Hamilton Harty's "Sea Wrack" and "Bonfires," so admirably sung by Agnes Nicholls, and produced by her at the Norwich Festival.
No reference to Plunket Greene would be complete without a mention of Korbay's Hunga­rian songs. They were first sung by him at a concert of the Magpie Madrigal Society, when he was accompanied by Henry Bird, and the latter always considers that he owed his engagement as accompanist at the Chappell Ballad Concerts to these songs. "Amongst those with whose early career I was associated," he says, "was Plunket Greene. When this singer decided to sing Korbay's Hungarian songs at the 'Pops' I was asked to be his accompanist. The songs and the singer alike made an instantaneous success, and, as a result, Mr. Arthur Chappell invited me to become the permanent accompanist at his concerts."
The way in which Plunket Greene was first
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