Exercises in Song 2008

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Publication date: 1st Jan 1970



1925: British songwriters James Campbell and Reginald Connelly adapt the traditional folk song Show Me the Way to Go Home for music halls.

1947: French poet, novelist and wordsmith Raymond Queneau writes Exercices en Style, ninety-nine variations on the same apparently unremarkable story about a chance encounter in Paris.

2008: Against all expectations and much friendly advice to the contrary these two elements are brought together by J-P Stacey. He presents 29 of the most hummable Exercises in Song in this slim volume.