Ballads and Songs from Utah
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1961. First Edition. 475pp. Octavo [24 cm] Green cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Item #424
This work contains 204 songs from Mormon Country, compiled and edited by Lester A. Hubbard, and music transcripts by Kenly W. Whitelock.
This is a collection of traditional songs and ballads which were sung by Mormons and other colonists who migrated to Utah between 1847-1900. Many of the converts to Mormonism came directly from Great Britain. A large number migrated from the Central and Eastern states to establish homes and a new life in Zion, as Utah was called. These immigrants, as well as Mormon missionaries in the United States and Europe, imported their favorite songs, which provided entertainment for several decades before modern music began to supplant them.