The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden..

Stokes, Richard.

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Poems by these 100 poets have inspired musical settings by a host of different composers. Many of the songs have a firm place in British national consciousness, such as ‘Rule Britannia!’ (James Thomson) sung each year at the Last Night of the Proms; ‘Abide With Me’ (Henry Francis Lyte), bawled each year at the Cup Final; and ‘Jerusalem’ (William Blake), the official hymn of the England and Wales Cricket Board. ‘An original and invaluable anthology’.

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Description

Poetry and music have been associated with each other from the very beginning. The Penguin Book of English Song draws together a great variety of English poetry (including Irish, Scots and Welsh writers) that has reached a wider audience through the magic of music. Richard Stokes's rich anthology of verse stretches from the 14th century to the 20th, collecting poems that have inspired musical settings by one hundred English poets, along with a treasure trove of illuminating notes and marginalia about their lives, work and, often, their approach to music. Stokes gathers together in a single volume a huge amount of information about English song that will assist musicians in performing these works, and enlighten all those enthusiasts who delight in the fusion of words and music that has produced countless moments of incandescent magic.

Book Details

Author Stokes, Richard.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Penguin Classics
Number of Pages 976
Publish Date 3/05/2017
Catalogue Mar19
Catalogue book number 3038