Matyas Seiber (1905-1960) was a Hungarian composer, who lived and worked in the UK from 1935 onwards. He was born in Budapest and studied with Kodaly, and toured the country to collect folk songs. Some of these were later published in 1949 as Three Hungarian Folk Songs, with English words by A. L. Lloyd (1908-1982), a singer, musicologist and self-styled “Folklorist”.
Three Hungarian Folk Songs have been arranged for TTBB Male Voice Choir by the composer Trevor Widdicombe. A Piano reduction is included for rehearsal purposes. The songs are individually titled: The Handsome Butcher - Apple, Apple - The Old Woman.