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  1. “ ‘On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble,’—” The familiar words and rhythms calmed me down. They took me over. Gradually I began to feel more at neramarwhitecasterkelerim.xyzinfo: Alice Munro.
  2. On Wenlock Edge is an early utterance from a composer who was one of the most stirring of the 20th century, with an international appeal rooted firmly in his Englishness. John Mangum is a Ph.D. candidate in history at UCLA and has annotated programs for the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
  3. “On Wenlock Edge” is a song cycle of six pieces by Vaughan Williams, set to words from A.E Housman’s collection of poems - “A Shropshire lad”. Having studied music with the likes of Ravel, Williams was very aware of the impressionist movement (particularly in France) that was in full swing at the beginning of the 20th century - he.
  4. Wenlock Edge is a narrow limestone escarpment that runs for 18 miles from Craven Arms to Ironbridge, the National Trust owns 8 miles of this stretch. There is a mix of flower-rich limestone grasslands and ancient woodland along with internationally important sites for geology, making the area an important Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).Location: Shropshire.
  5. Feb 05,  · The writer tells us the wood on Wenlock Edge is “in trouble” meaning it is disturbed, agitated and stormy. A great wind has come up. If we look to the Wrekin, the forest on it is tossing in the same wind. Housman terms the wood on the Wrekin “his [its] forest fleece,” because the wood covers the hill like the fleece on a sheep.
  6. Try one of these walks, or discover your own Come and explore the miles of footpaths and bridleways we have on Wenlock Edge. Discover panoramic views, quarries and limekilns, paths and green lanes, fossils and rare flowers.
  7. Though Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge came first in followed by Ivor Gurney's Ludlow and Teme in and then by Ian Venables' Songs of Eternity and Sorrow in , all three song cycles share the poet's deep feeling for the English countryside. The biggest difference between the three cycles is their level of originality.
  8. On Wenlock Edge was originally for tenor and string quartet, but these orchestrations (by VW) are wonderful, filling out the textures of the songs beautifully. Robert Tear's voice is not the most beautiful in the English tenor style of singing, but he does well with /5(4).
  9. May 07,  · On Wenlock Edge is a song cycle written in (WL: Link to Beethoven’s first song cycle). It contains a group of 6 songs from A.E. Housman ‘s poem collection, “ A Shropshire Lad “. The poems depict England’s rural life.

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