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Track(s) taken from CDH55433

My love's in Germanie

composer
from British Folk-Music Settings (unnumbered)
author of text
Songs of the North

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: 3 minutes 57 seconds

Cover artwork: Front illustration by Roland Piper (b?)
 
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My love's in Germanie  [3'57]

My love’s in Germanie is in fact a setting of a Scottish song from the collection Songs of the North to words by Hector MacNiel (1746–1818). Grainger’s setting dates from 13–23 March 1903. This arrangement remained in manuscript short score form until 1980 when David Tall prepared a performing edition. Nonetheless it has received scant attention until the present recording. It calls for seven soloists and an eight-part choir, and Grainger’s treatment of this well-known tune makes for one of his most unusual and searingly intense musical creations.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould 1996

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