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Singing in the Dark, Back to Brigg Fair

Friday 7 July 2006 20:15-20:35 (Radio 3)

A radio poem, drama and memoir about the power of traditional songs and their allure for writers and composers.

Alison Brackenbury draws connections between Frederick Delius, Percy Grainger and Edward Thomas, via Joseph Taylor, the Lincolnshire farm worker whom Grainger first heard singing Brigg Fair in 1905. Grainger collected the tune, made a choral arrangement of it and gave it to Delius who recast it as Brigg Fair: English Rhapsody.

Duration:

20 minutes




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