Hyperion Records

The lark in the clear air
First line:
Dear thoughts are in my mind, and my soul soars enchanted
composer
Old Irish air
arranger
author of text

Recordings
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67290 
'The last rose of summer' (CDH55210)
The last rose of summer
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55210  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 6 on CDH55210 [2'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

The lark in the clear air
The Irish poet and antiquary Samuel Ferguson was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was called to the bar in 1838 and became a Queen’s Counsellor in 1859. He retired in 1867 when he was appointed deputy-keeper of Irish records, for which he was knighted in 1878. He set his words for ‘The lark in the clear air’ to the traditional Irish air ‘An Trailliur’, performed here in an arrangement by Phyllis Tate.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002

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