Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

Individual record

[+] Maxson, William L. "A Study of Modality and Folk Song in the Choral Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams." M.M. thesis, Indiana University, 1957.

English folk songs and the modality inherent in them influenced Vaughan Williams's choral works in the areas of rhythm, tempo, meter, modality, melody, harmony, ornamentation, tonality, texture and form. Chapters IV ("Music Based on a Folk Song Idiom") and V ("Choral Works Based Directly on Folk Songs") contain information on Vaughan Williams's use of borrowed materials.

Works: Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on the "Old 104th" Psalm Tune (40), The Dark-Eyed Sailor (50), The Spring Time of the Year (51), Just as the Tide was Flowing (52), The Lover's Ghost (53), Wassail Song (54), A Sea Symphony (63).

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: Rob Lamborn

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