Songs of the Voyageurs
by Emily-Jane Hills Orford (Goodreads Author)
Canada’s musical heritage begins long before white man invaded this land. The beginning of European music in this country began with the voyageurs who opened up the land for future settlers. As these men (and sometimes women) paddled their way across this great land, they sang. Music was a source of entertainment, a means to ease the tedium of life in the wilderness and a...more
Paperback, First, 33 pages
Published 2010 by Baico
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Won this book through the Goodreads Giveaways...wasn't quite sure at first, as it was a book about French-Canadians, which I am not. The history, however, was quite interesting and has me looking into further reading on the subject. Thank you so much Goodreads & Emily-Jane Hills Orford!!
A fascinating book with a good balance between piano scores/song lyrics and tales of their origins or history in Canada. It was really interesting to look at those that were familiar and learn new verses or more about them, as wel as finding a few new tunes. Translation of songs originally in French are also useful.
Many of Emily-Jane’s stories and novels reflect her national pride. She loves writing about Canada and the extra-ordinary Canadians who have made Canada a great nation. Emily-Jane’s stories have appeared in History Magazine, Canadian Stories Magazine, and Western People. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Ukulele Yukon, Letters From Inside, The Creative...moreMore about Emily-Jane Hills Orford...