Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane (unspecified voice with chamber ensemble)
by Andrew Robson (2013)
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Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane is one of eight pieces that comprise The Child Ballads, a song-cycle by Andrew Robson. Each piece in the cycle is based on the text of a traditional folksong text sourced from F.J.Child's 'The English and Scottish Popular Ballads'. Only the texts for each of these ballads has survuved and Robson has set all eight to new music. While strongly influenced by the traditional narratives these pieces also leave some scope for improvisation.
Instrumentation: Vocal lead with notated melody and chordal accompaniment (suitable for Guitar/piano/melody instrument). Score is in concert pitch.
Duration: 4 min.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
English/Scottish folk, World Music, Jazz
The Child Ballads: Child 28.
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