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Shakespeare's songbook

Author: Ross W Duffin; Stephen Orgel
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance.

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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Musical Score, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ross W Duffin; Stephen Orgel
ISBN: 0393058891 9780393058895
OCLC Number: 827948856
Language Note: English words.
Notes: "A collection of over a hundred songs that Shakespeare seems certain to have known because he inserts them, quotes them, or simply alludes to them in his works"--Preface.
Melodies with words only.
Each song is preceded by a quotation from Shakespeare, and followed by technical and historical information.
Preface, prologue, and accompanying notes in English.
The accompanying sound recording includes about half the settings, mostly for voice and lute or cittern.
Description: 1 score (528 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Responsibility: Ross W. Duffin ; with a foreword by Stephen Orgel.

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"A wonderfully concise and informative guide to the songs and ballads. . . . The first complete collection." -- Times Literary Supplement

 
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