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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302              A CENTURY OF BALLADS
Willeby has gone to an excellent source for his musical inspiration," wrote a critic once, "for quite his best things are identified with some of the most exquisite verses written by W. E. Henley. . . . Mr. Henley writes literature that is almost music, and Mr. Willeby writes music that seems almost to possess a literary quality. There you have a combination that is almost ideal." One of Willeby's most recent songs is a setting of Richard Le Gallienne's "Soldier, take my heart with you."
Of other songs and their composers one might mention Hubert Bath's "The Bells of Youth," "Your Kiss," and "One Tender Look"; Charles Braun's Heather Songs and Six Orchard Songs; Robert Coningsby Clarke's Miniatures, which include "A Bowl of Roses,"
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