Howard Brockway

Some of Howard Brockway's folk song arrangements include the volumes Lonesome Tunes (1916) and 20 Kentucky Mountain Songs.

Print This Page

About

Born in Brooklyn, Brockway made his musical career as a pianist, composer, and teacher. After studying and performing in Europe, he taught at several American music schools, including the Peabody Institute, Mannes College, and what would become the Juilliard School.

Some of his most popular folk song arrangements is his collection of Kentucky folk songs.

— Christie Finn

Source: Barton Cantrell and Michael Meckna’s article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Related Information

Recordings

John Langstaff Sings: Archival Folk Song

(Howard Brockway, John Powell and Cecil Sharp)

2004

The Water Is Wide

(Howard Brockway)

2002

Books

Lonesome Tunes: Folk Songs From the Kentucky Mountains

By Howard Brockway

Songs

Sheet Music

IMSLP: Howard Brockway Sheet Music

Find via IMSLP

Support us and help us grow

Dear friends, Thank you for helping us build a comprehensive online archive of American song. Your gift is greatly appreciated.