Like A Singing Bird Ebook

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Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045101
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for unison children's choir, SATB choir, and piano or strings Combining texts by Christina Rossetti and Robert Burns, this mixed voice version retains the upper-voice opening of the original, with the latter section being expanded into mixed-voice harmony. Also available for SSA and piano or strings.

Tennyson Among The Poets

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199557136
Size: 58.40 MB
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This volume brings together leading international scholars in a unique celebration and reassessment of Tennyson: his influences, the impact on his contemporaries, and his legacy. All of the essays were commissioned for this collection, and feature original insights into the relationships between the leading poet of the Victorian age and the many other poets, from Virgil to Betjeman, who helped to shape his writing or have reshaped it in turn. Together these essaysprovide the widest and richest set of critical perspectives on Tennyson published for many years.

Singing Bird

Author: Roisin McAuley
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979171
Size: 11.41 MB
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Twenty-seven years after she adopted her baby in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a call from the nun who set up the adoption. Sister Monica claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends in her old age, but Lena becomes frightened that something more threatening lies behind the call, and she sets off on a journey to Ireland, with her best friend, to find her daughter's birth parents.

The Penguin Book Of English Song

Author: Richard Stokes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141982551
Size: 71.99 MB
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The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries constantly illuminate the language and themes of the poems and their settings in unexpected ways. An awareness of how Ben Jonson based his famous poem 'Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes' on a Greek original, for example, increases our enjoyment of both the poem and the traditional song; knowledge of Thomas Hardy's relationships with women deepens our appreciation of songs by Ireland, Finzi, Britten and others; Charles Dibdin's 'Tom Bowling', played each year at the Last Night of the Proms, takes on a deeper resonance when we know that it was written after the death of his brother Tom, a sea captain struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean. Many composers of different nationalities appear, but the book remains quintessentially British, and includes pieces that have an established place in our national consciousness: 'Rule, Britannia' (James Thomson), 'Abide with me' (Henry Francis Lyte), 'Auld lang syne' (Robert Burns), 'Jerusalem' (William Blake), 'Once in royal David's city' (Mrs C. F. Alexander), and even 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' (Jane Taylor). The poems are printed in their original versification and spelling, enabling us to trace the development of the English language as the book progresses. The volume presents a huge amount of information about English Song that will enlighten all those who delight in the fusion of words and music. The presence of minor as well as major poets and the unique principle of selection make The Penguin Book of English Song a highly original anthology of English verse.

Women Work And The Victorian Periodical

Author: Marianne Van Remoortel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137435992
Size: 54.64 MB
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Covering a wide range of magazine work, including editing, illustration, poetry, needlework instruction and typesetting, this book provides fresh insights into the participation of women in the nineteenth-century magazine industry.

Galatea 2 2

Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312423131
Size: 77.39 MB
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The protagonist, a Humanist-in-Residence at the center for Advanced Scientific Research, gets involved with a project to train a machine to pass a comprehensive exam in English literature--and with the degree candidate against whom the machine is competing. Reprint.