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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67060
Recording details: March 1998
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: July 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 43 seconds

'Imaculate playing, and persuasive advocacy of much bleeding-heart repertory' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Brilliantly played by this much-feted player' (Choir & Organ)

'Bask in the warm glow that permeates this recital, recorded in a perfect setting' (Classic CD)

Dreams of Derry
Londonderry Air

Dreams of Derry  [3'43]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Described by Parry as ‘the most beautiful tune in the world’, the traditional ‘Londonderry Air’ first appeared in print in the middle of the nineteenth century. The words most often associated with it, ‘O Danny boy’, are the work of Frederick E Weatherly. Paul Spicer has arranged it as Dreams of Derry specially for this recording, giving full range to his harmonic imagination. At one point the score is marked ‘louden lots’ in homage to an earlier arranger, Percy Grainger.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1998

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