Songs of the Isles (Roberton, Hugh S.)

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Sheet Music


Melody edition

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4 more: Contents and first lines • Foreword, Introduction and Map of the Isles • Complete Score • In Praise of Isla*

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Arranger Hugh S. Roberton
*Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976), In Praise of Isla
Editor Kenneth MacLeod (1871-1955), foreword
Translator Thomas Pattison (1805-1899), In Praise of Isla, English text
John R. Bannerman (1865–1938), Joy of my Heart, English text
Publisher. Info. London: J. Curwen & Sons, 1937-1950. Plate 6375.
Each work individually dated, see Title and notices above.
Misc. Notes Decorated by Holdsworth.
This is the melody-only edition, without the piano accompaniments. Also includes tonic sol-fa notation below the staff.
Cleaned and retouched.
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General Information

Work Title Songs of the Isles
Alternative. Title
Composer Roberton, Hugh S.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 20 songs
First Publication. 1950
Librettist Hugh S. Roberton
Walter Scott Highland Cradle Song
Angus Robertson (1870-1946) Island Spinning Song
Archibald MacDonald Uist Tramping Song
J.N. McConochie Marie's Wedding
Language English and Gaelic
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 1-2 voices, piano

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Melodies are traditional, arranged by Roberton except for:

Uist Tramping Song and Lewis Bridal Song (Mairi's Wedding)

which are by John R. Bannerman (1865–1938).
The work

In Praise of Isla

was arranged by Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976). This work is most likely to be in the public domain in the USA as no copyright renewal was found.