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Interest in folk culture was a product of the Romantic movement. The first manifestations were in Germany The English Folk Song Society was founded in 1898, and the systematic collection of folk-songs began.
Literate musicians such as Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger went out into the rural areas of Britain and noted down traditional songs from the lips of the singers who remembered them Many collections were issued.
The Rodolfus Choir is made up of young people up to the age of 25 chosen from past and present members of the Eton Choral Courses for prospective choral scholars. Their founder and director, Ralph Allwood, is Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College.
|1||02:35||Among the leaves so green, O||English folk-song, arr. John Byrt|
|2||03:14||Bushes and briars||English folk-song, arr. Donald James|
|3||06:19||Greensleeves||English Traditional, arr. R. Vaughan Williams|
|4||05:13||The three ravens||Traditional ballard, arr. Edward Chapman|
|5||03:07||O waly waly||Somerset Folk-song,arr. John Rutter|
|6||03:14||Early one morning||English folk-song, arr. David Willcocks|
|7||01:52||The keel row||Tyneside traditional song, arr. John Byrt|
|8||03:22||Swansea Town||Folk-Song, arr, Gustav Holst|
|9||03:55||Strawberry Fair||English folk-song, arr. Donald James|
|10||01:36||Bobby Shaftoe||Scottish folk-song, arr. David Willcocks|
|11||04:12||Afton Water||Scottish folk-song, arr. David Willcocks|
|12||02:46||The oak and the ask||Old English air, arr. Edward Bairstow|
|13||02:29||Dashing away with the smoothing iron||Traditional song, arr. John Rutter|
|14||03:03||The turtle dove||English folk-song, arr. R. Vaughan Williams|
|15||04:29||I love my love||Cornish folk-song, arr. Gustav Holst|
|16||03:18||The sailor and young Nancy||Norfolk folk-song, arr. E. J. Moeran|
|17||02:50||Brigg Fair||Lincolnshire folk-song, arr. Percy Grainger|
|18||01:59||Yarmouth Fair||Norfolk folk-tune, arr. Peter Warlock|