Songs of the British Isles, vol. 1

Songs of the British Isles, vol. 1

HWC 741

Overview: Songs
Authorship: Healey Willan
Composition Date: 1928
Scored For: Voice and Piano
Duration: N/A
Number of Pages: 43
Notes About Music:
Arr. by H. Willan
1. “Drink To Me Only with Thine Eyes”
Words by Ben Jonson
2. “Avenging and Bright” (Irish war-song)
3. “Phyllis Is My Only Joy”
Words by Sir Charles Sedley
Composed by John William Hobbs
4. “Ye Mariners of England”
[Words by Thomas Campbell]
5. My Bonnie Mary
Words by Robert Burns
6. The Self-Banished
Words by Edmund Waller
Composed by John Blow
7. “If the Heart of a Man” (Macheath)
From The Beggars Opera (HWC 019)
8. “Men of Harlech”
Words by William Duthie
9. “How Should I Your True Love Know”
[Words by Dante Gabriel Rossetti]
10. “I Attempt From Love’s Sickness to Fly”
Composed by Henry Purcell
11. “Pastime with Good Company”
[Words and music attributed to Henry VIII, King of England]
12. The Three Ravens
13. “To All You Ladies”
[Words by Charles Sackville]
14. “We Be Three Poor Mariners”
15. “Near Woodstock Town”
16. “Ae Fond Kiss”
[Words by Robert Burns]
17. Barbara Allen
18. The Leather Bottel
[Words by John Wade]
“… in the main, better suited to men’s voices.”
Holograph: N/A
Publication: London, Oakville, F. Harris, ©1928. 43 p. Reprinted (1979) in one volume with HWC 742. Published separately: 1. in D flat major, E flat major and G major, 5 p.; 2, 3, 10, 17, each 5 p.; 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, each 3 p.
Recordings: 1 and 2: Non-commercial recording (CBC SM 144).

Score Available: N/A

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  • Scored For: Voice and Piano



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