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O Waly, Waly
Britten began arranging folksongs for his wartime recitals with Pears. The first volume was published in 1943 and all of the seven settings in it are dedicated to friends he and Pears had made in America. Down by the Salley Gardens is dedicated to Clytie Hine Mundy, Pears’s singing teacher in the United States. It is an Irish folksong, with words by W B Yeats. Britten’s setting is simple and understated, with the subtlest of harmonic touches conveying the folly of youth with touching pathos.

from notes by John Evans 1986

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Details for CDD22042 disc 1 track 21
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-94121
Duration
3'45
Recording date
24 July 1994
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements (CDA66941/2)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: November 1994
    Deletion date: November 2000
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements (CDD22042)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: November 2000
    Deletion date: April 2012
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Superseded by CDA66941/2
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