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The American Branch

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the history of the American Branch of the English Folk Dance Society (EFDS), as well as its clashes with the International Folk Dance movement. In the years between 1915 and ... More


Planting a Colony in America

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the establishment of the country dance movement on U.S. soil during the Progressive Era. It begins with Cecil Sharp's arrival in New York in 1914, although he had been preceded ... More


Appeal on Behalf of the English Folk Dance and Song Society

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0056
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is an appeal on behalf of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for the restoration of the Cecil Sharp House. The music which lived in their hearts was gradually discovered by ... More


Cecil Sharp: An Appreciation

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0059
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is now nearly 50 years since Cecil Sharp startled England with Folk Songs from Somerset. Such a wealth of beauty as this volume, containing, to mention only a few, “High Germany,” “The False ... More


A Question Of Definition: Traditional and Popular Music

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

A hybrid revival genre like electric folk illustrates the difficulty of a strict separation of art, folk, and popular music. This is also corroborated by a deeper analysis of the relationship between ... More


Orderly Bodies: Dancing London, 1900–1914

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details American efforts to visit England in search of folk dance roots. These people encountered an exciting movement, but they were sometimes unwittingly the subject of disputes and ... More


Cecil Sharp’s Accompaniments

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0048
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It has sometimes been questioned whether Cecil Sharp had the creative impulse in music, but his accompaniments to my mind clearly show that he had. His creative impulse came from the tune he was ... More


Cecil James Sharp (1859–1924)

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0050
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Cecil James Sharp, musician, author, and collector and arranger of English folk songs and dances, was born in London and was educated at Uppingham School and at Clare College, Cambridge. While at ... More


Morris and Marian

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

For the next 60 years, the notion of the origins of morris put forward by Sir Edmund Chambers and Cecil Sharp held sway among the public in general and among folkdancers and folklorists in ... More


Traditional Arts in the Twentieth Century

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0051
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The revival of folk song and dance has been active for nearly 40 years. The folk dance and song stand or fall entirely on their intrinsic merits. This is one of the ways in which the folk song has ... More


The Justification of Folk Song

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0052
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Cecil Sharp collected over 5,000 tunes. Of these he published about 500 as being of genuine artistic value: a certain amount more he printed in scientific volumes for their archaeological or ... More


Revival Stories

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces some of the major threads that weave together to provide the complex fabric that is the history of English Country Dance (ECD) in the twentieth century. After a review of the ... More


Preface [Celebrating the Foundation of the Folk Song Society]

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0054
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It seems but yesterday that those pioneers founded the Folk Song Society; and yet, in those 50 years, a silent revolution has transformed England's musical life. Nevertheless, members of the English ... More


Folk Songs of the Four Seasons

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0088
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The subjects of English folk songs—whether they deal with romance, tragedy, conviviality, or legend—have the background of nature and its seasons. When the lovers make love the plough boys are ... More


Journeys

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles as they journeyed to find a trysting-place with England. Sharp saw North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee as lands free from enclosure, ... More


Music of Englishness: National Identity and the First Folk Revival

Robert Colls and Katie Palmer Heathman

in Handbook of Musical Identities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199679485
eISBN:
9780191759994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679485.003.0041
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter addresses the idea of England as espoused by what came to be known as the “First English Folk Revival” from the 1890s. With parallel developments in Europe and the USA it was in fact a ... More


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