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Hyperion Records

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Alby, Norfolk by John Middleton (1827-1856)
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Track(s) taken from CDD22071
Recording details: January 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 1 minutes 58 seconds

'These two CDs, finely recorded and thoughtfully presented, are a most timely and valuable addition to the catalogue' (Gramophone)

'This fine collection of settings by poets as diverse as Herrick, Heine and Tagore is full of surprises and beautifully performed by all, especially pianist Roger Vignoles' (The Observer)

'Prepared and performed with the care and conviction for which Hyperion is famous. Those who simply love vocal recitals will find plenty of enjoyment in these well-documented discs, as well as a further revelation of the wealth of 'English Renaissance' contributions to art song. Distinguished performances of little-known but substantial, and often impressive, repertoire' (Classic CD)

'Another superb collection of songs' (Financial Times)

Love is a rose
composer
31 December 1907
author of text

Introduction
The final song of Bridge’s first period is a lover’s trifle, Love is a rose; in spite of the text’s pointing out that love does not last, the music is cheerful enough. It is perhaps worth noting the song was written at the end of 1907; in October of that year Ethel Sinclair, a fellow pupil at the Royal College, returned from Australia, and in September 1908 she and the composer were married.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1997

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