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Psyche Entering Cupidís Garden (1903) by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67290
Recording details: January 2001
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: February 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 0 seconds

'A persuasive case for the often sublime artistry of the humble parlour song … I found no trouble at all in listening to in continuously from start to finish. That no doubt has also much to do with the great gifts and skills of both artists' (Gramophone)

'Thomas Allen recalls happy evenings round the family piano and offers this well sung collection, which will strike a lost chord with many' (BBC Music Magazine)

'done stylishly … by a great singer with a gorgeous voice' (American Record Guide)

'I was amazed, listening to the rich warmth of Thomas Allen's voice, just how many of these songs I knew … Popular, enduring tunes encapsulating a golden era, honestly performed by one of the great baritones of our age' (Classic FM Magazine)

'recording and presentation are first rate … Strongly recommended' (MusicWeb International)

'There is a warm and intimate feeling about Allen’s treatment of these songs … Malcolm Martineau’s accompaniments are exemplary' (Opera News)

'our focus is on Allen’s strong, full-voiced renditions that rarely fail to ingratiate and impress … this is music for everyone' (ClassicsToday.com)

Until
First line:
No star in all the world until you came
composer
1910
author of text
author of text

Introduction
Wilfrid Ernest Sanderson was the son of a Wesleyan minister and the father of an Anglican bishop. Born in Ipswich of Lancastrian parents, he moved to Launceston in Cornwall as an infant, was educated in London, and died in Surrey. However, his career was spent mainly as organist, choirmaster and composer in Doncaster. In this last guise he produced some wonderfully stirring of ballads, among them ‘Until’. The beautiful words are by Edward Frederick Lockton, here using the pseudonym ‘Edward Teschemacher’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2002

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