Bless this House

composer
author of text

 
This 1927 English sacred song has had world-wide popularity for good reason. The sentiment is direct and the melody is strong. The composer, May Hannah Brahe, was also known as May H Morgan. After broadcasting this song in 1983 I received a letter from Mrs Boosey saying: “I don’t suppose you know the story of ‘Bless this House’. It was originally published under the title ‘Bless the House’ and then John [McCormack] came to my husband & said “you know, Leslie, it should be ‘Bless this House’.” So it was reissued as that & it at once sold like hot cakes.”

from notes by Robert White © 1995

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

Details

Track 16 on CDH55156 [2'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDH55156 track 16

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81816
Duration
2'41
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 16
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: September 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I