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Hyperion Records

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The Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederick William Burton (1816-1900)
The National Gallery of Ireland
Track(s) taken from CDA67549
Recording details: April 2001
Angel Studios, Islington, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Catherine Bott & Stephen Henderson
Engineered by Steve Price & Mat Bartram
Release date: January 2006
Total duration: 3 minutes 33 seconds

Ar ne kuth ich sorghe non 'The Prisoner's Song'
composer
English, thirteenth century
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Ar ne kuth ich sorghe non is also known as The Prisoner’s Song. The handwriting and various linguistic features of the text fit with the first half of the thirteenth century and the south of England, most probably London or Essex. The story, though, is timeless—the singer has been wrongfully convicted and prays for release.

from notes by Catherine Bott © 2006

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