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Track(s) taken from CDH55433

Died for love

First line:
I wish my baby it e was born
composer
No 10 of British Folk-Music Settings
author of text
Lincolnshire folk song

Libby Crabtree (soprano), Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: January 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 1 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Front illustration by Roland Piper (b?)
 
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Died for love is a setting of a Lincolnshire folk-song jointly collected by Lucy Broadwood and Grainger from Joseph Taylor at Brigg on 28 July 1906. Grainger writes: ‘Mr Taylor sang this song with an exquisite tender gaiety and gentle dance-like rhythmic lilt.’ Grainger made four different versions of this poignant melody including one for piano solo, but it is the version for soprano voice accompanied by three wind or string instruments which has established itself as one of Grainger’s most exquisite miniature masterpieces. As with all the British Folk-Music Settings it is dedicated ‘Lovingly and reverently to the memory of Edvard Grieg’.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould 1996

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