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The Beggar's Song
First line:
Good people keep their holy day
composer
1936
author of text

Recordings
'Barber: Songs' (CDA67528)
Barber: Songs
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The Beggar's Song
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The Beggar’s Song to a poem by W H Davies (the author of The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp was used to living rough) is a satire against hypocritical Christians who rest from their labours on the Sabbath: beggars are holier still because they rest every day. The pompous fanfare-figures of the opening soon turn to bright dance rhythms, with a delicious modulation as the beggar-protagonist appeals to the tender hearts of the ladies.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2007

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67528 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-52802
Duration
2'07
Recording date
8 December 2005
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Barber: Songs (CDA67528)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 2007
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