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Gustav Holst:

English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs

Both Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams loved using folk music in their music. They were inspired by a "folk song revival" started by an English musician named Cecil Sharp collected thousands of folk tunes from around England in the early 1900's.

Music heard in this episode:

Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody
Traditional: High German
Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody #1
Traditional: Captain Ward
Grainger: Green Bushes
Traditional: Cutty Wren
Grainger: Brigg Fair
Delius: Brigg Fair
Traditional: Banks of Green Willow
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Stanford: Concert Variations on an English Theme
Traditional: Down Among the Dead Men

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This Week's Quiz!

Which composer used folk songs in his music?

 Cecil Sharp

 Ralph Vaughn Williams

 George Butterworth

 Frederick Delius

 All of the Above

What did Percy Grainger use to collect folk music?

 Tape recorder

 Edison phonograph

 iPhone

 Dictation machine

Who taught Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn William at the Royal Academy of Music?

 Edward Elgar

 Charles Villiers Stanford

 Cecil Sharp

 Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Gustav Holst:

English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs

Both Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams loved using folk music in their music. They were inspired by a "folk song revival" started by an English musician named Cecil Sharp collected thousands of folk tunes from around England in the early 1900's.

Music heard in this episode:

Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody
Traditional: High German
Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody #1
Traditional: Captain Ward
Grainger: Green Bushes
Traditional: Cutty Wren
Grainger: Brigg Fair
Delius: Brigg Fair
Traditional: Banks of Green Willow
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Stanford: Concert Variations on an English Theme
Traditional: Down Among the Dead Men

More shows about Gustav Holst

About Gustav Holst
The Planets
Music for Students

Learn more about Gustav Holst

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

Which composer used folk songs in his music?

 Cecil Sharp

 Ralph Vaughn Williams

 George Butterworth

 Frederick Delius

 All of the Above

What did Percy Grainger use to collect folk music?

 Tape recorder

 Edison phonograph

 iPhone

 Dictation machine

Who taught Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn William at the Royal Academy of Music?

 Edward Elgar

 Charles Villiers Stanford

 Cecil Sharp

 Aaron Copland

 

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