The Songs Of Michael Flanders And Donald Swann

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Catalogue No: 0571529208
Composer: Donald Swann
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook
First published in paperback form in 1977, this collection of 41 songs represents a definitive publication of the songs of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. Lyrics written out in full before each song. With an introduction by Donald Swann and including numerous illustrations by distinguished artists and cartoonists.
ISBN: 9780571529209
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 15 April 2000
No of pages: 224
Language: English
Publisher: Faber Music

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
        9 out of 10


        Hanwell GB
        I was brought up listening to this stuff. It's great to have it available to play & sing. Fabulous songs... if a little dated in parts.
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        Confirmed purchase: 20 March 2017
        Published on: 03 April 2017
        8 out of 10


        Comprehensive coverage of the songs
        thick book so would be better spiral bound
        Confirmed purchase: 27 October 2016
        Published on: 10 November 2016
        10 out of 10


        GB Very amateur pianist singer
        Overall excellent. Good to have the music and words to some of the wittiest songs ever written.
        Small point. The extended words are often on pages separate from the music, making it harder to sing along.
        Confirmed purchase: 01 September 2015
        Published on: 15 September 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        Nicely presented book, a comprehensive collection of their work. Very nice cartoons as well very playable
        Anonymous - (Ipswich, United Kingdom)
        A definitive collection of songs, lovingly collected and edited. I don't feel I can give this 5 stars though as the layout makes this edition unsuitable for performing from, particularly in songs with several verses where the music and lyrics are printed on separate pages. Also it would have been nice to include transciptions of the pre-song banter that was as much a part of Flanders and Swann's act as the songs themselves.
        Anonymous - (Hitchin, United Kingdom)
        It is exactly what it purports to be, and my accompanist was very happy. The illustrations are just the icing on the cake - and (importantly) are laid out so as not to get in the way if one has to quickly play the things or learn the lyrics. I'm very happy with this songbook.
        Anonymous - (Wigton, United Kingdom)
        A great addition to any singer's library! This title is perfect for adding a lighter touch to any concert programme. On the down side, the quality of the binding leaves alot to be desired. Ten minutes on a piano music stand and the pages will come out. Nice illustrations.
        JWH - (Chichester)
        Fantastic songs, clearly laid out, fun and interesting foreward by Donald Swann. Well worth it.
        Anonymous - (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
        What a brilliant song-book. I loved it from the moment I opened it. A fantastic book of funny and satirical humour.
        Anonymous - (Leeds, United Kingdom)

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