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Track(s) taken from CDA66937

Roses of Picardy

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

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: November 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds
 
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Other recordings available for download

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Robert White (tenor), Stephen Hough (piano)

Reviews

'In the best Graham Johnson style, the disc is instructive and fun at the same time' (Gramophone)

'First prize at the most prestigious of Flower Shows' (Soundscapes, Australia)
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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