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Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
Track(s) taken from CDH55156
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: 2 minutes 45 seconds

'If these ardent renderings … do not find a place in your heart then you should wonder what your heart's made of' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Hyperion are to be congratulated on their courage in issuing this charming collection of songs which might be classified as an endangered species. Warmly recommended' (British Music Society Journal)

Drink to me only with thine eyes
composer
traditional air
arranger
Old English Popular Songs, pub. 1921
author of text
The Forest

Other recordings available for download
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Introduction
The song ‘Drink to me only’ goes back long before Victorian balladry and must be one of the most famous of all British songs. The words appeared in 1716 in a collection of Ben Jonson’s poems called ‘The Forest’, and its musical setting to an old English air can be traced back at least to around 1780. The present arrangement of that traditional air is by Roger Quilter.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002


Other albums featuring this work
'Quilter: Songs' (CDA66878)
Quilter: Songs
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me

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