Hyperion Records

Love went a-riding
composer
5 May 1914
author of text

Recordings
'Bridge: Songs' (CDD22071)
Bridge: Songs
CDD22071  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — To be issued soon July 2014 Release  
'Echoes of Nightingales' (CDA67813)
Echoes of Nightingales
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67813  Download currently discounted
'Bridge: Songs' (CDA67181/2)
Bridge: Songs
CDA67181/2  2CDs To be superseded by CDD22071  
Details
Track 8 on CDD22071 CD2 [1'50] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) To be issued soon July 2014 Release
Track 8 on CDA67181/2 CD2 [1'50] 2CDs To be superseded by CDD22071

Love went a-riding
Love went a-riding really does show a new approach, the composer taking the poem by the scruff of the neck and producing an exciting show-piece requiring great ability on the part of both singer and pianist. It is not surprising that this is the composer’s best-known song, since once heard it can hardly be forgotten. It is not typical of Bridge’s work, and many of his songs, for instance the previous Mary Coleridge setting, might well be thought of higher artistic quality.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1997

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