COSSACK SONG (1944)

Dzerzhinskiń≠, Ivan Ivanovich, Cossack Song (arranged by Granville Bantock, with words by Helen Bantock) (London : W. Paxton & Co, 1944) [Heisler] P4110

 

This 1944 score of Russian composer Ivan Dzerzhinsky's 'Cossack Song' is an arrangement by English classical composer Granville Bantock and his frequent lyricist and wife, Helen Bantock. An example of a 'mass song', 'Cossack Song' was intended to be performed by a singer or a chorus for public crowds. In November 1913 Granville Bantock wrote a piece for The Daily Citizen called 'Music and the working man'; in it, he praised choirs from industrial northern England, and this arrangement is evidence of Bantock's appreciation of music that could be performed by workers.

 

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