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Track(s) taken from CDH55156

Roses of Picardy

First line:
She is watching by the poplars
composer
1916
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: 4 minutes 44 seconds

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

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