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Track(s) taken from CDA67188/9

A Christmas carol

First line:
Come, browse, my goats, Christ's manger hay
composer
No 1 of Four Songs
author of text

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Leo Phillips (violin), John Lenehan (piano)
Recording details: February 1998
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: February 2000
Total duration: 1 minutes 55 seconds
 
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Reviews

'Kathleen Raine's poems drew the best from Bliss: simple eloquence, bold, shining gestures and memorable images including a fine nocturne: they are masterly, and would alone make investigating this pair of discs worthwhile. Geraldine McGreevy sings them simply, purely and very movingly … a minor revelation … [the songs] display the best features of the 20th-century song as an art form: the poetry is well-chosen, the music is quick-witted, and the accompaniments are as fascinating as the vocal line … no sooner had the disc finished than I punched the start button again.' (Gramophone)

'This double album is a revelatory document and a source of ever unpredictable delight … These songs beg to be performed more often.' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This set marks yet another achievement by Hyperion in its splendid series of song releases.' (International Record Review)
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