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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67115
Recording details: April 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 43 seconds

The Lass of Richmond Hill
First line:
On Richmond Hill there lives a lass
composer
1789
author of text

Introduction
A way of celebrating national identity was to place a love-story in a picturesque British rural setting. The most famous song of this type is James Hook’s The Lass of Richmond Hill, published in 1789 and said to have been sung by James Incledon (1763-1829) at Vauxhall Gardens. Its delightful orchestral setting features viola obbligato with pairs of flutes and horns supported by pizzicato violins and basses.

from notes by Peter Holman 2000

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