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Track(s) taken from CDH55442

Three Belloc songs

composer
1926
author of text
No 3: from The Four Men

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: September 1994
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1994
Total duration: 7 minutes 19 seconds

Cover artwork: Yorkshire Fells by Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
 
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The night and My own country (both 1926) were two of a group of three settings by Hilaire Belloc, a one-time Liberal MP, prolific essayist on social, political and religious topics, and versatile poet. My own country is an example of that simple strophic design that Warlock so often essayed, given breadth and fluidity by its flowing, ever-changing phraseology and subtle modulation. The night, also strophic, recalls the variegational techniques of Lilligay in its constant harmonic amplification which in turn provides a more sinister overtone to the setting’s prayerful atmosphere.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001

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