minstrel: The Chaucer Songbook

nickolas kaugon ollaimh at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 12 11:14:25 PDT 2000


mel bay has also published a selection of the old
scottiush manuscripts--the skene the rowanallan and
the stralloch
--- Paul Deane <pdeane at jps.net> wrote:
> This item looks like it may be of major interest to
> everyone on Minstrel.
> 
> Probably will get it myself - the sample sound files
> on the web site mentioned
> are really good.
> 
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> >From: Carol Wood <woodharp at HOTMAIL.COM>
> >Subject:      The Chaucer Songbook
> >To: CHAUCER at LISTSERV.UIC.EDU
> >
> >Dear List members:
> >
> >I am de-lurking to shamelessly plug my new book
> _The Chaucer Songbook_.  It
> >is now available from the music publishers, Mel
> Bay, and consists of a
> >collecton of music, a scholarly text (long for Mel
> Bay), and a CD of the
> >music.  The pieces are arranged for harp and voice,
> though the recording
> >also includes recorder, percussion, and other
> instruments.  They include all
> >the surviving music mentioned in Chaucer's works,
> songs relating to his
> >works in interesting ways ("Glenkindie" and "The
> Marriage of Sir Gawain,"
> >for example), and some songs which combine
> surviving lyrics paired with
> >melodies from the period (like "My Lief Is Faren in
> a Londe").
> >
> >The text reviews the way the harp appears in the
> works of Chaucer and other
> >writers of the period and covers what is known
> about the harpers of the 14th
> >century, based primarily on the royal household
> account books. It also
> >includes extensive notes on the songs.
> >
> >For sound samples you can visit my website
> <www.Carol.WoodPage.com>.  (The
> >CD is also available separately, under the same
> title, at Amazon or directly
> >from Eroica Classical Recordings.)
> >
> >The book can be ordered now from Mel Bay
> <melbay.com> and should soon be
> >available in some music stores and bookstores.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Carol Wood
>
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