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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: 4 minutes 44 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)

Roses of Picardy
First line:
She is watching by the poplars
composer
1916
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Introduction
Written in 1916 by Haydn Wood in conjunction with the famous lyricist Fred E Weatherly, ‘Picardy’ is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful songs of the First World War. I learned it from my father who sang it first in France and Belgium when he served in that war with the American Army. Incidentally, Fred E Weatherly collaborated with many other composers to produce such hits as The Holy City and Danny Boy.

from notes by Robert White 1995


Other albums featuring this work
'More songs my father taught me' (CDA67374)
More songs my father taught me
'My Garden' (CDA66937)
My Garden

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