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560 Pages | 30 halftones

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197551851

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Singing the News of Death

Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900

Una McIlvenna

New Cultural History of Music

  • Explores the largely unknown but universal tradition of singing the news of execution
  • Relies on the author's familiarity with five languages and covers four centuries of history
  • Discusses lyrics and melodies, as well as famous executions like Marie Antoinette and Charles I

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