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George Chadwick’s 1887 setting of Longfellow’s poem offers the soul an alternative to Khayyám’s oblivion—the hope of joining Allah’s light. Chadwick was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1854 and died in Boston in 1931. He was a prolific composer of operas, oratorios, chamber music and song, and was a pillar of the ‘Boston Classicists’ composers at the turn of the century.

from notes by Robert White © 1995

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I

Details

Track 15 on CDH55156 [1'37] Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDA66818 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81815
Duration
1'37
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 15
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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