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Track(s) taken from CDH55442

Yarmouth Fair

First line:
As I rode down to Yarmouth Fair
composer
1924; melody by John Drinkwater (1882-1937); E J Moeran had collected Drinkwater's tune on one of his folk-song expeditions to Norfolk and Warlock then arranged a piano accompaniment to it
author of text

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: 1 minutes 56 seconds

Cover artwork: Yorkshire Fells by Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
 
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Reviews

'Singer and song are ideally matched, pianist and piano part likewise, and the shade of Philip Heseltine should gain contentment' (Gramophone)

'Whether you collect tenors, English music or simply good singing, don't be without this' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is surely one of the best representations of Warlock on records' (American Record Guide)

'Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
Yarmouth Fair, dating from 1924, has a strange history. The melody was composed by John Drinkwater, a Norfolk road-mender, to words he had found in an old magazine from 1896. E J Moeran had collected Drinkwater’s tune on one of his folksong expeditions to Norfolk and Warlock then arranged a piano accompaniment to it. Unfortunately, the publishers of the original words refused permission for them to be used and so Warlock’s friend and factotum, Hal Collins, obliged with this new text.

from notes by Fred Tomlinson 1994

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