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Percy M. Young (editor)
The English Glee

Song NameComposer
The Love Rapture
Death's Final Conquest
The RoseAmanda McBroom
The Poor Soul Sat Sighing
Thyrsis, When He Left Me
Hark, The Lark
Susanna And The Two Elders
Long May Live My Lovely Hetty
Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Ring Out Ye Crystal Spheres
The Nightingale
Take, O Take Those Lips Away
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
O Poesy
Here In Cool Grot
Hail! Hallow'd Fane!
Elegy For Cymbeline
Poor Barbara
Merrily Push Round The Glass
Ring Out Ye Crystal Spheres
Under The Greenwood Tree
Hail! Smiling Mourn
Doubt Thou The Stars Are Fire
Ye Spotted Snakes
When From The Skies Divine Cecilia Came
Divine Cecilia

In the period between the deaths of Handel and Mendelssohn, the glee was the vehicle by which secular part-singing was carried in England. The form is descended from the madrigal, with texts chosen partly in reaction against the vulgarity of the catch. This new history of the glee begins with an introductory essay detailing the form's historical, musical, and social context. Young has selected twenty-six settings, mainly in four parts but with examples in three and five parts, to show the breadth of the glee in its heyday. A unique feature of the form, and of this collection, is the high literary quality of the text and the high musical quality of the settings. This fine new volume is an essential addition to the choral repertory, and is uniform with the other indispensable Oxford classic choral collections: English Romantic Partsongs, The Oxford Book of English Madrigals, The Oxford Book of French Chansons, The Oxford Book of Italian Madrigals, and The Catch Book.

Item code: 9000B | Songbook | $24.95 add item to cart
Choral  | Primarily a cappella | SATB | 182 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England

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