Interesting Music Sources

The Henry's henrys at winternet.com
Wed Sep 6 22:24:21 PDT 1995


On Wed, 6 Sep 1995, Heather Rose Jones wrote:

> Apropos of sharing useful sources for SCA singers, I ran across a book in 
> the U.C. Berkeley music library that should be on the "want" list for 
> vocalists who want to do English-language, non-Renaissance songs. It's:
> 
> "The Early English Carols" ed. by Richard Leighton Greene (Oxford: The 
> Clarendon Press, 1977)

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> Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn

The music for thirty of these early carols may be found in _Early English 
Christmas Carols_, edited by Rossell Hope Robbins, Columbia University 
Press, c1961.  I have had the joy of learning and performing many of 
these pieces for the Christmas season.  There's nothing like a good carol!
If your local library doesn't own this book, try ILL, 'cause I know of at 
least one public library that owns this book: mine (Saint Paul [MN] 
Public Library).

Anyway, in this book's bibliography, Robbins refers to _Mediaeval 
Carols_, edited by John Stevens, as being "the comparable [standard] work 
for the music of the carols,".  This work is vol. 4 of the series _Musica 
Britannica_.  It was first published in 1952; a revised edition was 
published in 1958.

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