Lecture Notes for Nov 23, 2008
Last Modified: 2011-07-14
Related Textbooks:Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series, 1)
- Cecil Sharp
- "The Ballad of Barbara Ellen," possible Scotish origin
- simple, short melodies
- repetitive formal structure
- clear vocal timbre with no vibrato
- mostly emigrating from British Isles: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England
- Ewan MacColl
- Jean Ritchie
- From the Appalacian region
- Settlement, Europeans came relatively late
- first wave of settlement in late 1600s/early 1700s
- collected folk music from Appalacian music
- transcribed songs by ear into his notebook
- displaced Native Americans were hostile to settlers
- terrain was difficult
- moutain land wasn't fit for productive agriculture
- English and French fought over who had rights to land
- collected traditional balladas beginning in the 1940s
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