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Photograph of Ann Murray by Malcolm Crowthers
Track(s) taken from CDH55210
Recording details: September 1992
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1993
Total duration: 2 minutes 4 seconds

'Not in the profoundest Schubert, the most exquisite Fauré, has either of them performed with more delicacy and refinement, more tenderness, humour, and … passion, than they do here' (Gramophone)

'A delightful and diverse selection … strangely haunting' (BBC Music Magazine)

The lark in the clear air
First line:
Dear thoughts are in my mind, and my soul soars enchanted
composer
Old Irish air
arranger
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Introduction
The Irish poet and antiquary Samuel Ferguson was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was called to the bar in 1838 and became a Queen’s Counsellor in 1859. He retired in 1867 when he was appointed deputy-keeper of Irish records, for which he was knighted in 1878. He set his words for ‘The lark in the clear air’ to the traditional Irish air ‘An Trailliur’, performed here in an arrangement by Phyllis Tate.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002


Other albums featuring this work
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me

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