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Description

This collection includes all the songs with piano published by OUP during the 1920s and 30s, plus eight songs never before published. The songs are extremely varied, and the piano partners the voice to a rare degree.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 60 pages
  • 224 x 300 x 10mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0193864207
  • 9780193864207
  • 1,709,573

Table of contents

The Aspidistra ; Binnorie: a ballad ; The cherry-blossom wand ; Come, oh come, my life's delight ; Cradle Song ; The Donkey ; God made a tree ; Lethe ; A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah ; Tiger, tiger ; Weep you no more, sad fountainsshow more

About Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke was born in Harrow in 1886 and died in New York City in 1979. She was one of the finest viola players of her day and a skilful composer who studied with Stanford at the Royal College of Music in London. Her output as a composer was small, comprising about 90 works, but all these pieces are brilliant and powerful. Her Piano Trio and Viola Sonata are often played and recorded, and are now widely regarded as masterpieces. However her songs are perhaps her finest body of works, and embrace a variety of styles from Blakean simplicity to brutal tragedy and outright farce. Rebecca Clarke's choral music was virtually unknown until Oxford University Press began to publish these works for the first time. She wrote for chorus and other vocal ensembles throughout virtually her whole career, from her earliest attempts at composition around 1906 to her final flowering in the 1940s, revising and recomposing until as late as 1976.show more

Review quote

'Tiger, tiger' (Blake), 'The Donkey' (Chesterton), and 'A Psalm of David' (Psalm 63) are immensely powerful works. They are all for medium voice, and are not musically difficult for the singer, though a competent pianist is essential . . . The price is extremely reasonable for such an excellent collection. Highly recommended. * Michael Pilkington, Singing Summer 2002 *show more