Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938) was a British organist musicologist and editor often known as simply R. R. Terry. He was the first Director of Music at Westminster Cathedral where he also lead agreat revival in English Renaissance music especially the Latin works of composers like Tallis Byrd and Morley. While Terry is best remembered for his contribution to Tudor Church music he also did much topreserve the shanty tunes that died out as the age of the sailing ship came to an end. His two volumes of The Shanty Book have been considered the prime musicological work on the subject for generations. In SailorShanties these tunes have been arranged for TTBB chorus with solo Voice and Piano accompaniment.
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