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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 CDH55156 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81801
Duration
2'50
Recording date
8 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDA66818)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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