Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Vaughan Williams, Ralph. "The Evolution of the Folk-song." In National Music and Other Essays, ed. Michael Kennedy, 28-52. 2nd ed. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Folk song has evolved as an oral tradition, a tradition known in Vaughan Williams's day to have been remarkably strong and accurate. Elements common or borrowed in folk music have been the norm, because folk music was written not by one composer but by several, and over a considerable period of time.

Index Classifications: General, 1900s

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