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The sprig of thyme

First line:
Wunst I had a sprig of thyme
composer
No 24 of British Folk-Music Settings
arranger
author of text
Lincolnshire folk song

 
The sprig of thyme is a choral arrangement by the American composer and Grainger scholar, Dana Paul Perna. Grainger’s original setting of the folk-song collected from Joseph Taylor of Saxby-All-Saints, Lincolnshire, was made for his mother’s birthday in 1920. The arranger comments: ‘While listening to a recording of this Lincolnshire folk-song in Grainger’s voice and piano version, I began to imagine how it would sound cast for mixed voices. The use of the male voice four-some corresponds to Grainger’s own use of the same forces in his settings of Dollar and a half a day, Shenandoah and Stormy …’.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 1996

Recordings

Grainger: Jungle Book & other choral works
CDH55433Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 18 on CDH55433 [2'35] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55433 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86318
Duration
2'35
Recording date
20 January 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Grainger: Jungle Book & other choral works (CDA66863)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: December 2010
    Superseded by CDH55433
  2. Grainger: Jungle Book & other choral works (CDH55433)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: February 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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