Folk Songs Of Many Lands is a collection of over 70 different traditional lays, melodies, dance and tunes from across Europe and beyond. They were gathered and published in 1911 by John Spencer Curwen (1847-1916), who took over his father’s publishing company and encouraged musical competitions among amateur musicians. The songs have all been arranged for two Voices and Piano.
Percy Eastman Fletcher (1879-1932) was a British composer and musical director, whose varied output encompassed theatre, cantatas, orchestral music, brass band competition pieces, settings of folk songs, and much more. Unfortunately many of his works are now largely forgotten, but they are probably one of the most under-appreciated gems of English light music.