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Hyperion Records

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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 41 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)

Bless this House
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Introduction
This 1927 English sacred song has had world-wide popularity for good reason. The sentiment is direct and the melody is strong. The composer, May Hannah Brahe, was also known as May H Morgan. After broadcasting this song in 1983 I received a letter from Mrs Boosey saying: “I don’t suppose you know the story of ‘Bless this House’. It was originally published under the title ‘Bless the House’ and then John [McCormack] came to my husband & said “you know, Leslie, it should be ‘Bless this House’.” So it was reissued as that & it at once sold like hot cakes.”

from notes by Robert White 1995

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