A family heritage: the story and songs of LaRena Clark
University of Calgary Press, Jun 30, 1994 - Art - 308 pages
New folk music and folk-song materials in this comprehensive study are particularly important for singers, folk music enthusiasts, ethnomusicologists, comparative and cultural studies scholars, and those interested in Canadian culture. LaRena Clark was a great singer and knew many fine songs. Her wide repertoire covers almost the complete range of types and topics of traditional Anglo-Canadian songs. Comparison with other collections in Canada, the United States, the British Isles and Australia indicate just how unique and far-reaching it was. Clark's background and her varied ancestry shaped her repertoire. The account of her parents' activities gives a vivid picture of folk life in rural Ontario during the early years of this century. She knew some Canadian songs previously unreported, and she wrote songs with a strong Canadian flavour. Musically, Clark's songs are a microcosm of practices characteristic of British folk music throughout the English-speaking world. Particularly noteworthy is her constant reworking of traditional materials, procedures, forms and individual tunes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Songs of True Love
Songs of False Love
Returned Lover Ballads
The Burns Connection
North American Romantic Ballads
Local Canadian Songs
LaRenas Place in Musical Tradition
Other editions - View all
A Family Heritage: The Story and Songs of LaRena Clark
Edith Fowke,Jay Rahn,LaRena LeBarr Clark
Limited preview - 1994