This series, which aims to cover the whole repertoire of English song, is designed not merely as a practical guide for singers and teachers but also to be of use to the ever-increasing number of students wishing to study particular areas of the subject - the music, the poetry or both.
Each piece features a full description and commentary, providing detailed information of the song's origin and nature. This is an invaluable anthology, presenting the enormous repertoire available but unfortunately little known to those who should be most concerned - English singers themselves.
This edition is a comprehensive guide to all the songs, whether in print or not, of 4 of the most important composers of English song: Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Roger Quilter and Peter Warlock.
The description of each song includes its tonality, range, meter, and duration.