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will give Poems Selected from
-Folk Songs)
Collected from tho Peasants by HELENE VACARESCO
MORLEY'S jolly song is a 'Ballet,' one of the lighter Madrigals that were ' all tho rage ' three hundred years and more ago. ' My bonny lass, she smiieth, while she my heart beguileth ' is the beginning of the piece, which ends, as was the custom in Ballets, with a rollicking ' Fa la la ' refrain.
THE second of the songs arranged by Vaughan Williams is a folk-song—a conversation between a lover and his lass. He must leave her for a while. She tells him how lonely she will be when he is far away, and he comforts her by the assurance that he will never be false to her till all the rivers run dry and the rocks melt with the sun.
THE SECOND (SLOW) MOVEMENT of this popular
Quartet is founded on two tunes, the second of which is that of a Russian peasant song. The entry of this melody is easily to bo picked out, for it is preceded by a short ' Cello passage, sliding up and down until the First Violin comes in with tho- new tune.
The THIRD MOVEMENT opens with something of the character of a Mazurka. It is noticeable that the normally weak second beat of the bar is stressed, in both the first and second sections of tho Movement.
THIS is the Second Movement of a String Quartet in D Minor-one of Schubert's ]ast works, and one of his best. The Movement is a set of Variations on a tune from one of his early songs-the dialogue botwoen Death and a Maiden. In that song a girl begs Death to pass her by and leave her to enjoy her youth. But Death bids her not to fear, but to rest, free from care, in his arms.
The Tune taken from this song is given out very simply and beautifully. It is followed by five Variations, which cover a wide range of emotion.


Unknown: Helene Vacaresco
Translated By: Carmen Sylva
Translated By: Alma Stretell
Arranged By: Vaughan Williams

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