This landmark publication includes 61 songs, combining the contents of the seven published books of Britten folksong arrangements in High and Low Voice editions. Some of the songs have never before been transposed. The songs of Volume 6, for voice and guitar, have been transcribed for voice and piano for this edition.
“Editor Richard Walters has done a splendid job of bringing this collection to publication, not only assembling the material but also writing an excellent, informative, and thought provoking Preface that gives insight into Britten's life and work...Having all these songs together in one volume is a real boon to voice teachers and students alike, not to mention accompanists...All music libraries and voice studios will want to own this collection.”--Journal of Singing
Contents: VOLUME 1: BRITISH ISLES: The Salley Gardens • Little Sir William • The Bonny Earl o' Moray • O Can Ye Sew Cushions? • The Trees They Grow So High • The Ash Grove • Oliver Cromwell • VOLUME 2: FRANCE: La Noel Passee • Voici le Printemps • Fileuse • Le Roi s'en va-t'en Chasse • La Belle est au Jardin d'amour • Il es quelqu'un sur terre • Eho! Eho! • Quand j'etais chez mon pere • VOLUME 3: BRITISH ISLES: The Plough Boy • There's none to Soothe • Sweet Polly Oliver • The Miller of Dee • The Foggy, Foggy Dew • O Waly, Waly • Come you not from Newcastle? • VOLUME 4: MOORE'S IRISH MELODIES: Avenging and Bright • Sail on, Sail on • How Sweet the Answer • The Minstrel Boy • At the Mid Hour of Night • Rich and Rare • Dear Harp of my Country! • Oft in the Stilly Night • The Last rose of Summer • O the Sight Entrancing • VOLUME 5: BRITISH ISLES: The Brisk Young Widow • Sally in Our Alley • The Lincolnshire Poacher • Early One Morning • Ca' the Yowes • VOLUME 6: ENGLAND: I Will Give My Love an Apple • Sailor-boy • Master Kilby • The Soldier and the Sailor • Bonny at Morn • The Shooting of His Dear • EIGHT FOLKSONG ARRANGEMENTS (1976): Lord! I Married Me a Wife • She's Like the Swallow • Lemady • Bonny at Morn • I Was Lonely and Forlorn • David of the White Rock • The False Knight Upon the Road • Bird Scarer's Song • OTHER ARRANGEMENTS: Tom Bowling • The Crocodile • Dink's Song • Greensleeves • The Holly and the Ivy • I Wonder as I Wander • Pray Goody • The Deaf Woman's Courtship • Soldier, Won't You Marry Me? • The Stream in the Valley