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The Lady of Arngosk (unspecified voice with chamber ensemble)

by Andrew Robson (2013)

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Performance by Andrew Robson, Mara Kiek, Llew Kiek, Steve Elphick from the CD Child ballads

Child ballads


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The Child ballads / Andrew Robson ; featuring Mara Kiek.

Library shelf no. CD 2815 [Not for loan]

Lady of Arngosk


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The Lady of Arngosk / music by Andrew Robson ; lyrics: Traditional.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/ROB 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Lady of Arngosk 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 sourced from F.J.Child's collection, 'The English and Scottish Popular Ballads'. Only the texts for each of these ballads has survived and Robson has set all eight to new music. While strongly influenced by the traditional narratives these pieces also leave some scope for improvisation.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Vocal lead with notated melody and chordal accompaniment. Suitable for Guitar/piano/melody instrument. Score is in concert pitch.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

The Child Ballads: Child 224.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
English/Scottish folk, World Music, Jazz


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