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Track(s) taken from CDH55156

Bless this House

composer
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: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Cover artwork: Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
 
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Bless this House  [2'41]

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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