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Track(s) taken from CDH55156

Song to the Seals

author of text

Robert White (tenor), Stephen Hough (piano)
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 3 minutes 58 seconds

Cover artwork: Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)

English composer Sir Granville Bantock was attracted to exotic subjects with mystical overtones. The sheet music of this 1930 composition bears the following inscription: ‘The refrain of this song was actually used recently on an Hebridean island by a singer who thereby attracted a quantity of seals to gather round and listen intently to the singing’.

from notes by Robert White 1995

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A Treasury of English Song
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