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Chalk Paths by Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA68003
Recording details: October 2012
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Rachel Smith
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: October 2013
Total duration: 4 minutes 1 seconds

Sally in our alley
composer
1916; for string quartet

Other recordings available for download
Delmé Quartet
Introduction
When interviewed by the magazine Musical America during his 1923 tour of the United States, Bridge made his views on the subject of musical nationalism based on traditional sources perfectly clear: ‘If there is to be any expression of national spirit, it must be the expression of the composer’s own thoughts and feelings, and must come from the promptings of his own inspiration; he cannot seek it and any effort on his part to aim at it as a national expression must end in failure.’ Not surprisingly, he rarely made use of folk and traditional sources, preferring to look to the European Continent for his influences and inspiration. On the occasions when he did, as in An Irish Melody, Sally in our alley, Cherry Ripe and Sir Roger de Coverley, he absorbed the ‘given’ material into his musical fabric, taking creative ownership of the melodies, just as Benjamin Britten did a generation later in his folksong settings. Sally in our alley, from 1916, is refined and embellished, with highly perfumed harmonies.

from notes by Paul Hindmarsh 2013


Other albums featuring this work
'Favourite Encores for string quartet' (CDH55002)
Favourite Encores for string quartet
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55002  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2013' (HYP201310)
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2013
HYP201310  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available

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