Q: Are songs composed by trained classical composers for concert or recital performances? ¶
Q: Are songs considered as an important part of the composition? ¶
Q: Are songs so revered that they take on characteristics of national identification? ¶
Q: Are songs more-or-less in the public domain by definition? ¶
A: Yes, though there are many folk song entertainers who publish and record copyrighted original material.
Q: Are songs songs of often anonymous origin that are transmitted orally? ¶
Q: Are songs found in the music of Henry Purcell? ¶
Q: Are songs performed live and recorded on audio or video? ¶
A: Yes, Songs may also appear in plays, musical theatre, stage shows of any form, and within operas.
Q: Are songs also frequently transmitted non-orally? ¶
A: Yes, and especially in the modern era.
Q: Are songs songs created for performance by classical artists? ¶
A: Yes, and usually with piano accompaniment, although they can be sung solo.
Q: Are songs a tradition from most European countries? ¶
A: Yes, and now other countries with classical music traditions.