Charles Wakefield Cadman (born 1881) is of the younger school of American composers. He has found interest and inspiration in the music of the American Indians. His one-act Indian Opera, Shanewis, has been performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Adoph Jensen was a great enthusiast for Schumann's music, and his many songs show that he took his great contemporary as a model. His muse was neither profound nor wide-ranging, but grace and refinement, with honest sentiment, are always to be found in his songs.
(English Folk Songs from the Appalachian Mountains)
AWAY in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of America, in a secluded part of the country, lives a simple, pastoral people, illiterate but alert, descendants of British emigrants in the late eighteenth century. They havo a fine store of Folk Songs which both young and old sing freely. (In England scarcely anyono under seventy sings these songs.)
Tho late Cecil Sharp took down from their lips four hundred and fifty tunes, in a tour he made in 1916. Most of these are in 'gapped' scales, having five or six notes to the octave. The Dear Companion is a good example of such a melody. It is the song of a maiden whose lover has left her for another.
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