Songs Of The British Music Hall presents sheet music for 50 Songs from the British Music Halls in melody line, lyrics and chord arrangements.
Includes old favourites such as: My Old Man (Said Follow The Van); It's A Bit Of A Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit; Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Made For Two). All songs are accompanied by insightful commentaries and analysis.
Also featured is an extensive history of the British Music Hall, focusing on individual songs and performers, and the personalities that populated this fascinating genre. Written by Graham Vickers.
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Scores 9.4 out of 10based on 5 reviews
8 out of 10
24 September 2015
09 October 2015
10 out of 10
Singer/ instrumentalist performer
This book is an absolute joy! It is both informative and hugely entertaining. I particularly liked the biographical details of the various Music Hall performers and of the songs they made famous. Also, there are a lot of photographic illustrations and prints of music hall song sheets - really advertisements for the artist and the song in question. There are fifty songs, with musical notation and mostly - so far as I can tell - with the melodies for the verses as well as the chorus. It is as much fun to read the lively text as it is to play and sing the songs, and the design and layout are most diverting! Congratulations to those I responsible for this engrossing book.
I can't really find much to dislike! One strange omission is the melody notation for the verse in :When I Take My Morning Promenade, which was a popular song of Marie Lloyd. Although a number of the other songs are unfamiliar to me, it does seem that they have the musical notation for both verse and chorus, so perhaps I'm being a bit mean and pedantic !Ruthin
10 August 2015
29 August 2015
9 out of 10
The history about the songs and performers.
No, it was as I expected.
24 February 2015
10 March 2015