Cecil Sharp in Somerset
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Cecil Sharp in Somerset some conclusions. by David Marker

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Written in English


  • Sharp, Cecil J. -- 1859-1924.

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Article originally given as a paper tothe Leeds University Institute of Dialect and Folklife Studies.

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The Cecil Sharp Singers Project Thanks to a Maltwood grant of £ from SANHS a research project has been completed to document the lives of Somerset folksingers, who gave songs to the well-known collector Cecil Sharp between The Edwardian Folk Revival was led by Sharp, Vaughan Williams, Grainger and Holst among others and [ ]. Books Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries Audible Audiobooks of results for Books: "cecil sharp" Skip to main search results. Cecil James Sharp (22 November – 23 June ) was the founding father of the folk-song revival in England. He gathered thousands of tunes both from rural England and the Southern Appalachians region of the United States, and wrote an influential volume, English Folk Song: Some also revived the extinct tradition of English country dance, based on his study of surviving. From introduction (C.L.M.) to Folk Songs from Somerset, First Series, , by Cecil J. Sharp and Charles L. Marson: "Folk-song, unknown in the drawing-room, hunted out of the school, chased by the chapel deacons, derided by the middle classes, and despised by those who have been uneducated into the three R's, takes refuge in the fastnesses of.

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Folk Songs from Somerset gathered and edited with piano-forte accompaniment Alt ernative. Title Composer Sharp, Cecil: I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. No. None [force assignment] Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: songs in 4 series 1st Series 1. The Seeds of Love 2. Geordie 3. The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell 4. The Sweet Primeroses 5. Sweet Kitty 6. Louie Hooper, Cecil Sharp and the Revival of Folk Songs. Westport holds a special place in the history of English folk songs. For it was, for many years, the home of Louie Hooper, one of the inspirations of the folk songs revival movement of the early 20 th century.. In Cecil Sharp, a music teacher and composer, had been staying with the vicar of the neighbouring village of Hambridge. Cecil Sharp passed through Taunton many times during his various visits to Somerset. He made musical contacts within the town – people like Harold Jeboult, who helped Henry Hammond with some Somerset song collecting, and Reginald Barnicott, whose printing and publishing company handled the Folk Songs from Somerset series. In , the first volume of “folk-songs from Somerset” were issued under the joint editorship of Mr. Sharp and Mr. Marson [1]. Searching For Lambs is a Somerset folk-song collected and arranged by Cecil Sharp. It is featured on the first edition of the fourth series of his "Folk-Songs from Somerset".