the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

20th century songs and poems

where the pipe and tabor are synonomous with 'pastoral' and 'rustic'

‘Pipe and Tabor'
[Song, 1893] Written by H. Boulton by Joseph Leopold Roeckel (1838-1923)

‘Tabor and Pipe
Old English Dance for the Pianoforte' by Valentine Hemery (1903)

'Pipe and Tabor'
by Roger Quilter

‘Pipe and Tabor'
Pastoral Sketch for the Pianoforte' by Cecil Neilson (1905)

'Pype and droom'
and - [music] : for 3-hole pipe and tabor (1 player) or tin whistle/recorder and tabor (2 players) / Benjamin Thorn, Australia

‘Pipes & tabors:
A book of light verse' by Patrick R Chalmers (1921)

‘With pipe and tabor:
junior class-room plays' by Reed Moorhouse, (1928) J.M. Dent

Pipe and tabor/Hare and tortoise
Piano Duet Repertoire: Music Originally Written for One Piano, Four Hands by Cameron McGraw, 2001
page 239: 'Pastorale'. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1932, 1968. ."

‘With Pipe and Tabor'
[Two-part song] ... Arranged by Alec Rowley (Enoch two-part Songs) by Jacques Offenbach (1951)


"sound pipe and tabor"

"Let us shout for joy in honour of God our strength, the God of Jacob!
Sound pipe and tabor, the sweet-sounding harp and lute, ..."
from Psalms in Haiku: Meditative Songs of Prayer by Richard Gwyn (1998) page 185:


"war-pipe and the tabor"

“ Peace is on our hills, and all is cheerful labor,
Where late we heard the din of strife, the war-pipe and the tabor.
Good omens bless this happy day, the sun's bright rays are shedding
Their loving light of Hope and joy ….
‘Free Love in Utopia: John Humphrey Noyes and the Origin of the Oneida Community' by George Noyes and Lawrence Foster (2001)




'Four and twenty tabors and pipes all in a row' and 'whit and dub'
from The Lady's Birthday by Peter Warlock, 1925 (audio) and also here on Youtube

‘Dramatic Lyrics’ 1906 by John Gurdon

36 poems based around the ancient gods and goddess

"By the sound of pipe or tabor
Shall this flesh be clothed and fed ? ...."

Ruth Ritter (1897-1992) wrote religious poetry.
In ‘A Trophy of Arms’ a poetry collection in "Help, Good Shepherd" Ritter invokes Christ, the good shepherd, and asks him not to spend his time considering the beauty of the constellations, the forests, water, the sunrise, the pipe and tabor, or even "thy crown-destined thorn"


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