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When I have sung my songs

composer
1934
author of text

 
In 1934 Ernest Charles wrote both the words and music for When I have sung my songs. The piece became a huge success in concert hall and on radio broadcasts. John Charles Thomas, Jussi Björling, Kirsten Flagstad…they all sang it. I often hear it now sung by our voice students at Juilliard and it is sung, not infrequently, by many of today’s major recitalists. Ernest Charles’s piece is famous for good reason. The words are powerful, the music is beautiful, and the sentiment is noble.

from notes by Robert White 1997

Recordings

Echoes of Nightingales
CDA67813
Sure on this shining night
CDA66920

Details

Track 21 on CDA67813 [2'17]
Track 23 on CDA66920 [2'03]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67813 track 21

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-81321
Duration
2'17
Recording date
16 December 2009
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Echoes of Nightingales (CDA67813)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: March 2011
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