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Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2
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from The Princess

Recordings
'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
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'Quilter: Songs' (CDA66878)
Quilter: Songs
'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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Details
Track 13 on CDA67888 [2'24] Composers of World War I
Track 10 on CDH55156 [1'54] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Track 20 on CDA66878 [2'01]
Track 27 on HYP30 [2'01] Super-budget price sampler Deleted

Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2
Now sleeps the crimson petal has been a favourite among singers ever since its publication in 1904. It is a drawing-room song raised to a higher plane by its sensitivity to the words, resulting in flexible barring rarely seen at the time. It has been republished so many times that the revisions which took place have not been dated, and indeed may not have all been made at any one time. They are mostly minor alterations in the accompaniment, but there is one important change for the voice. Originally, as in this recording, Quilter wrote ‘slip into my’ to four semiquavers (ad lib); this was later changed to ‘into my’ to three triplet quavers. As so often when an artist returns to earlier work to improve it he in fact does more harm than good, and the original version of this song is without question better than the new one.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1996

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Details for CDA66878 track 20
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-87820
Duration
2'01
Recording date
20 February 1996
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Quilter: Songs (CDA66878)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: September 1996
  2. A Treasury of English Song (HYP30)
    Disc 1 Track 27
    Release date: April 2004
    Deletion date: November 2011
    Super-budget price sampler Deleted
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