T he 184-page book contains 172 rounds, with chapters on: Elizabethan Rounds, Classical Rounds, Hebrew Rounds, Balkan Songs and Rounds, Rounds from Southern Africa, German Rounds, Recycled Rounds (new words to older rounds), and Rounds in Our Time.
Rounds composers range from Michael Praetorius, John Hilton, William Byrd, and Henry Percell to the best of those composing rounds today. Kay Eskenazi, the book's editor, has quite a few of her own, both in the original and "recycled" rounds sections. (The 'recycled' rounds depict a progressive stance of one-world unity.)
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