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Songs of the Great Australian Balladists, With Music Composed by Graham Jenkin
Published by Rigby, Adelaide, 1978
Used Condition: Very Good / Hardcover
800 g; 190 pages, text illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and reproductions of drawings, and potted biographies. Original cloth in dust-wrapper which is torn at the top of the spine edge and slightly edge worn. There is minor rubbing to the edges of the boards. Includes musical notation.
Ballad writers include Henry Lawson, Will Ogilvie, John O'Brien, Breaker Morant, Banjo Paterson, Barcroft Boake, C J Dennis & E J Brady.
The author has divided the book into five sections, being the story of the "bush song" and the "bush ballad" and the history of this folk culture; construction of the ballad and the mode and craftsmanship of the balladists, composition of the balance, the words of the ballads and songs, briefed the life stories of the balladists, and finally the music, which Graham Jenkins has written for the ballads set out for ready access and easy use by musicians.
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