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Traditional: "The Maid Who Sold Her Barley" for Flute & Harp

"The Maid Who Sold Her Barley" for Flute & Harp

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The Maid Who Sold Her Barley for Flute & Harp
Download MP3 (2.06 Mo) : (by Magatagan, Michael)105x 72x
The Maid Who Sold Her Barley for Flute & Harp
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The Maid Who Sold Her Barley for Flute & Harp
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Composer : TraditionalTraditional
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Flute and Harp

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 TraditionalMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish traditional music, Irish trad, Irish folk music, and other variants) is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres in Ireland.

"The Maid and the Barley" is a free setting of an English tune known variously as “The Farmer”s Daughter,” “Cold and Raw,” “The Northern Ditty,” or “The Scotchman Outwitted by the Country Damsel.”  It appears in the collection “Pills to Purge Melancholy” (1719-1720), edited by Thomas D’Urfey (c. 1653-1723).  By the mid-17th century, the disposition known as melancholy had passed its fashionable prime and was regarded as something to be to be purged.

Of several popular treatments (including blood-letting!), the most widely embraced was mirth, readily supplied by cheap pamphlets and song-sheets.  In 1661, the London publisher John Playford brought out a collection entitled “An Antidote against Melancholy.”  The collection grew in subsequent editions, culminating in a six-volume edition edited by the colorful personality of Thomas d’Urfey, then nearing the end of his life as singer, songwriter, man about town, and friend and confidant of royalty from Charles II to Queen Anne.  Many of the songs were taken from previous collections, although d’Urfey added his own tunes, modified existing tunes, and added and revised lyrics.  D’Urfey was known chiefly for his ribald lyrics, as well as a terrible stutter which vanished only when singing or swearing.  His work belongs to the tradition of English bawdy, which favors texts rich in double meanings.

Although this work was originally written for Folk Instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute & Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2013-10-27

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