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Star Candles

First line:
The sun's in his cradle
composer
1942
author of text

 
Margaret Rose (died 1958) wrote the words of Star Candles (1942). The poem refers to the constellation ‘The Southern Cross’, which in South Africa is also known as ‘Star Candles’, following an old belief that each of the five pointers denotes a gift to the Christ Child. Head responds with a beguiling melody.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012

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Head: Songs
CDA67899

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Track 20 on CDA67899 [2'30]

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