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Trees

First line:
I think that I shall never see
composer
1922
author of text

 
By a curious coincidence, ‘Trees’—like ‘Till the boys come home’—has verses by an American journalist and poet who lost his life in World War I. It was supposedly an old oak tree in his native New Brunswick, New Jersey, that inspired Joyce Kilmer’s lovely poem, which was published in 1913 and at once became popular. However, Kilmer died as an army sergeant in Seringes, France, in July 1918. The musical setting by composer and educator Oscar Rasbach appeared four years later, and appropriately also enjoyed much popularity in France.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2002

Recordings

Songs my father taught me
CDA67290

Details

Track 22 on CDA67290 [1'54]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67290 track 22

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-29022
Duration
1'54
Recording date
20 January 2001
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs my father taught me (CDA67290)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: February 2002
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