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Mantle of blue

First line:
O, men from the fields!
composer
March 1918
author of text

 
Mantle of blue is a setting of the well-known poem by Padraic Colum. It is strongly atmospheric, and more interesting if less immediately attractive than the setting by Herbert Hughes published in 1915. In a radio interview the poet was asked about the subject of the poem—whether or not the child is supposed to be dying—he answered that when he wrote it it was intended to be a simple lullaby, but that now he was not so sure!

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1997

Recordings

Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Details

Track 11 on CDD22071 CD2 [1'52] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22071 disc 2 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-18211
Duration
1'52
Recording date
16 January 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bridge: Songs (CDA67181/2)
    Disc 2 Track 11
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: April 2008
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22071
  2. Bridge: Songs (CDD22071)
    Disc 2 Track 11
    Release date: July 2014
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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