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The blue bird, Op 119 No 3

First line:
The lake lay blue below the hill
composer
1910
author of text

 
The blue bird by Charles Villiers Stanford (1854-1924), with words by Mary E Coleridge (1861-1907—novelist, poet and great-grandniece of the famous Coleridge), is his most celebrated part-song. Marked Larghetto tranquillo, this gem is the third of 8 Part-Songs, Opus 119, all settings of texts by Mary Coleridge, who during her lifetime was much better known as a novelist. Highly regarded by a minority including some distinguished figures, her poetry is fresh and direct. Stanford’s admiration of her work was not shared by many of his contemporaries, though Frank Bridge and Hubert Parry are among the exceptions.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler 2016

Recordings

All in the April Evening
CDH55243
All in the April Evening
CDH88008Archive Service
Greensleeves
Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Music of the Spheres
Studio Master: SIGCD904Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
There is sweet music
CSCD505Download only

Details

Track 13 on CDH88008 [3'46] Archive Service
Track 20 on CDH55243 [3'08]
Track 1 on CSCD505 [4'01] Download only
Track 2 on SIGCD447 [3'59] Download only
Track 15 on SIGCD904 [4'10] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH88008 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-00813
Duration
3'46
Recording date
25 July 1982
Recording venue
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. All in the April Evening (CDH88008)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 1988
    Archive Service
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