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When I have sung my songs

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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


Echoes of Nightingales
Sure on this shining night


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

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