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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successful and best known is his " Sunshine and Butterflies."
Other songs of Bunning's which have been very popular are " In the Maytime," from the play Robin Hood, for which he composed the incidental and other music ; "The Pearl," "The Carnival of Spring," "The First White Snow­drop," "The Wind that shakes the Barley," some of which, by the way, hardly belong to the category of the short song. The last named is one of the composer's own favourites, chiefly because, as he says, he feels he has succeeded in getting the right "atmosphere." Of Bunning's shorter songs, "Humility" (a setting of Herrick's " I dare not ask a kiss "), and his two little songs "Friendship" and "Treason," should be men­tioned.
Bunning tells an amusing story of the time when he was musical conductor at the Lyric Theatre, which, though not actually to do with
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