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Three Belloc songs
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No 3: from The Four Men

'Warlock: Songs' (CDH55442)
Warlock: Songs
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'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island
'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
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No 1: Ha'nacker Mill  Sally is gone that was so kindly
Track 25 on CDH55442 [2'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: The night  Most Holy Night, that still dost keep
No 3: My own country  I shall go without companions
Track 1 on CDA67227 [2'15] Archive Service
Track 27 on CDH55442 [2'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 25 on HYP30 [2'15] Super-budget price sampler Deleted

Three Belloc songs
The night and My own country (both 1926) were two of a group of three settings by Hilaire Belloc, a one-time Liberal MP, prolific essayist on social, political and religious topics, and versatile poet. My own country is an example of that simple strophic design that Warlock so often essayed, given breadth and fluidity by its flowing, ever-changing phraseology and subtle modulation. The night, also strophic, recalls the variegational techniques of Lilligay in its constant harmonic amplification which in turn provides a more sinister overtone to the setting’s prayerful atmosphere.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001

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Details for CDA67227 track 2
The night
Recording date
17 August 2000
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. On this Island (CDA67227)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 2001
    Deletion date: September 2006
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