World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Country Gardens

Article Id: WHEBN0010841614
Reproduction Date:

Title: Country Gardens  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: English folk music, Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer), Smile (The Beach Boys album), Arts in Australia
Collection: 18Th-Century Songs, Compositions by Percy Grainger, English Folk Music
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Country Gardens

Country Gardens is an English folk tune collected by Cecil Sharp and arranged for piano in 1918 by Percy Grainger.

In 2008,[1]Country Gardens was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.

Contents

  • Format of renditions 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
    • Video clips 4.1

Format of renditions

The tune and the Percy Aldridge Grainger arrangement for piano and orchestra is a favourite with school orchestras, and other performances of the work include morris dancing. Jimmie Rodgers sang a well-known version ("English Country Garden"), which reached Number 5 in the UK charts in June 1962. Anglo-Australian comedian Rolf Harris recorded a satire of the Rodgers version in the 1970s. Comedian Allan Sherman used this melody as the tune for his 1963 song, "Here's to the Crabgrass".

See also

References

  1. ^ Country Gardens

External links

  • Historical background
  • Listen to 'Country Gardens' on australianscreen online and read more about the title

Video clips

  • Piano duet
  • Student ensemble
  • School orchestra
  • Morris dancers
  • Rolf Harris
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.