Song FAQs:


Q: Are songs composed by trained classical composers for concert or recital performances?

A: Yes.

Q: Are songs considered as an important part of the composition?

A: Yes.

Q: Are songs so revered that they take on characteristics of national identification?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Are songs found in the music of Henry Purcell?

A: Yes.

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.