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Vaughan Williams on Music$
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David Manning

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.001.0001

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Lucy Broadwood: An Appreciation

Lucy Broadwood: An Appreciation

(p.223) Chapter 44 Lucy Broadwood: An Appreciation
Vaughan Williams on Music

David Manning

Oxford University Press

Mr John Broadwood passed on his love of folk song and his belief in its importance to his niece Lucy Broadwood, who added this to her brilliant talents as pianist, singer, composer, and essayist. Among a stiff-necked generation of unbelievers, she believed in the beauty and vitality of English's own national melody. The first fruits of her love of English folk song appeared in 1893—the well-known English County Songs edited by herself and Fuller Maitland. The graceful musicianship of her pianoforte accompaniments to these songs showed, as do also her few published original compositions, a strongly marked inventive gift. When the Folk Song Society was founded in 1899, Lucy Broadwood threw herself whole-heartedly into its work, and in 1904 became de jure what she had been for some years de facto: both honorary secretary of the Society and editor in chief of the Journal.

Keywords:   John Broadwood, Lucy Broadwood, national melody, folk song, English County Songs, Folk Song Society

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