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Bird Songs at Eventide

First line:
Over the quiet hills
composer
1926
author of text
author of text

 
This lovely ballad by Eric Coates—with its gentle mood of introspection and longing—was written in 1926 . ‘Royden Barrie’, who wrote the words (and also the words to A brown bird singing) was in fact Rodney Richard Bennett, the father of Richard Rodney Bennett. Born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, Coates had over 130 published songs to his credit, most of them before he made an even deeper impression as the master of elegantly tuneful light orchestral music. Barrie inspired Coates to some of his most successful songs, as witness the easy melodic invention of this example. This song, too, enjoyed popularity in French translation.

from notes by Robert White 1995

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I
Songs my father taught me
CDA67290

Details

Track 24 on CDA67290 [2'46]
Track 1 on CDH55156 [2'50] Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDA67290 track 24

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-29024
Duration
2'46
Recording date
20 January 2001
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs my father taught me (CDA67290)
    Disc 1 Track 24
    Release date: February 2002
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