Lingua   
Lista semplice
Mostra filtri
Lingua
Percorso
Data

Autore Nic Jones

Rimuovi tutti i filtri
Video!

The Green Fields of England

1977
The Transports

This unique project relates the true story of Henry Cabell and Susannah Holmes, convicts transported to Australia on the “First Fleet” in 1787 and the trials and tribulations which culminated in that historic voyage. The tale is presented as a cycle of new compositions in the idiom of traditional English folk song, linked by narrative passages in the style and to the melodies of broadsheet ballads of the time. The orchestral passages and arrangements for the accompanied songs have been conveived in such a way as to underline the overall feeling of “period” and the instruments used are those likely to have been heard in the church bands or “quires” of East Anglian villages in those days. The singers have been chosen from the front rank of the English folk song revival, and the melodies composed to suit their individual style. A detailed account of the historical background... (continua)
Farewell to our lovers and our kind relations,
(continua)
inviata da Dq82 4/1/2018 - 15:16
Video!

The Humane Turnkey

1977
The Transports

This unique project relates the true story of Henry Cabell and Susannah Holmes, convicts transported to Australia on the “First Fleet” in 1787 and the trials and tribulations which culminated in that historic voyage. The tale is presented as a cycle of new compositions in the idiom of traditional English folk song, linked by narrative passages in the style and to the melodies of broadsheet ballads of the time. The orchestral passages and arrangements for the accompanied songs have been conveived in such a way as to underline the overall feeling of “period” and the instruments used are those likely to have been heard in the church bands or “quires” of East Anglian villages in those days. The singers have been chosen from the front rank of the English folk song revival, and the melodies composed to suit their individual style. A detailed account of the historical background... (continua)
Part 1
(continua)
inviata da Dq82 4/1/2018 - 15:08
Video!

The Ballad of Henry and Susannah

1977
The Transports

This unique project relates the true story of Henry Cabell and Susannah Holmes, convicts transported to Australia on the “First Fleet” in 1787 and the trials and tribulations which culminated in that historic voyage. The tale is presented as a cycle of new compositions in the idiom of traditional English folk song, linked by narrative passages in the style and to the melodies of broadsheet ballads of the time. The orchestral passages and arrangements for the accompanied songs have been conveived in such a way as to underline the overall feeling of “period” and the instruments used are those likely to have been heard in the church bands or “quires” of East Anglian villages in those days. The singers have been chosen from the front rank of the English folk song revival, and the melodies composed to suit their individual style. A detailed account of the historical background... (continua)
Part 1
(continua)
inviata da Dq82 4/1/2018 - 14:46
Downloadable! Video!

The Warlike Lads of Russia

Una canzone ottocentesca, “A New Song—Bonaparte's Escape from Russia”, il cui testo, contenuto su di un foglio volante (broadsheet), fece da base per una sostanziale riscrittura da parte di Nicolas Paul "Nic" Jones, classe 1947, folksinger, chitarrista e violinista inglese attivo tra gli anni 60 e l’inizio degli anni 80 e tornato solo recentemente sulla scena.
Trovo il brano nella raccolta intitolata “Unearthed” pubblicata nel 2001, che contiene registrazioni di esibizioni live di Nic Jones precedenti al 1982.
Testo trovato su English Folk Music

I dati della disfatta francese nella campagna di Russia del 1812, così come citati nelle ultime strofe di questa canzone, sono sbagliati assai per sottostima. Gli storici ritengono che degli oltre 600.000 uomini che componevano la Grande Armata napoleonica ben 400.000 risultarono morti o dispersi e 100.000 almeno caddero prigionieri dei russi…... (continua)
When Bonaparte from Poland into Muscovy went,
(continua)
inviata da Bernart Bartleby 17/11/2016 - 10:09




hosted by inventati.org