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Bird Songs at Eventide
First line:
Over the quiet hills
composer
1926
author of text
author of text

Recordings
'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55156  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67290 
Details
Track 1 on CDH55156 [2'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

Bird Songs at Eventide
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

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