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Editor: Field, Eileen
Instrumentation: Voice, Piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
Buy Together For: £33.98
A superb collection of songs drawn from Boosey & Hawkes' unparalleled vocal catalogue, as well as previously unpublished & specially commissioned items.
www.musicteacher.co.uk said of the first volume: "I hope that this book will become a firm favourite for many people, whether they are pupils or teachers, as it . . . will hopefully bring these unforgivably overlooked pieces to a fresh audience. More please!"
So here is more: a further collection of outstanding and varied twentieth century vocal music, the songs have been chosen to suit singers of all ages and experience. Performance notes are included.
Curiously starting with a song copyrighted in 1900 and more understandably ending with several copyrighted in 2005, the Boosey & Hawkes Song Collection Volume 2 1901 -- 2004 is full of good things, some not easily available elsewhere. Vaughan William’s take on Verlaine, Keel’s superlative Trade Winds, Britten’s The Birds, Howells’s The Widow Bird, Poston’s Sweet Suffolk Owl and two good Irelands make it worth getting. . . . The American selection from Copland and Rorem is pretty good. There are some excellent arrangements of folksongs, in particular two by Herbert Hughes.
(Sheet Music Review)