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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

 
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

Recordings

Songs my father taught me
CDA67290
The last rose of summer
CDH55210Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 2 on CDA67290 [1'45]
Track 6 on CDH55210 [2'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

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