The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48354   Message #726889
Posted By: Anglo
10-Jun-02 - 01:30 AM
Thread Name: Folk Opera: The Transports (Bellamy, et al.)
Subject: RE: The Transports
Uncle DaveO says: "One thing: It's not "based on traditional songs"; it's all composed music based on Peter Bellamy's great knowledge of British traditional styles."

At the risk of being over-pedantic, though Peter wrote both words and music for all the characters' songs, much of the narrative continuity was expressed through the songs he sang (in the original production and on the CD) in his own role of Street Singer. Here the words were his, of course, but the tunes were traditional.