English Folk-Song and Dance

English Folk-Song and Dance

by Frank Kidson, Mary Neal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107698253
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

English Folk-Song: Introduction; 1. Definition; 2. The origin of folk-song; 3. The cante-fable; 4. The construction of folk-music; 5. Changes that occur in folk-music; 6. The quality of folk-song, and its diffusion; 7. The movement for collecting English folk-song; 8. The noting of folk-music; 9. The different classes of folk-song; 10. The narrative ballad; 11. Love songs and mystic songs; 12. The pastoral; 13. Drinking songs and humorous songs; 14. Highwayman and poacher songs; 15. Soldier songs; 16. Sea songs; 17. Pressgang songs; 18. Hunting and sporting songs; 19. Songs of labour; 20. Traditional carols; 21. Children's singing-games; 22. The ballad sheet and song garland; Bibliography; English Folk-Dance: Introduction; 1. The morris dance to-day; 2. Tunes; 3. Musical instruments; 4. The dress; 5. Extra characters; 6. The sword dance; 7. The furry dance; 8. The country dance; 9. The present-day revival of the folk-dance; 10. Conclusions; Bibliography.

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