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The Lass of Richmond Hill
First line:
On Richmond Hill there lives a lass
composer
1789
author of text

Recordings
'Fairest Isle' (CDA67115)
Fairest Isle
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Details
Track 3 on CDA67115 [2'43] Archive Service

The Lass of Richmond Hill
A way of celebrating national identity was to place a love-story in a picturesque British rural setting. The most famous song of this type is James Hook’s The Lass of Richmond Hill, published in 1789 and said to have been sung by James Incledon (1763-1829) at Vauxhall Gardens. Its delightful orchestral setting features viola obbligato with pairs of flutes and horns supported by pizzicato violins and basses.

from notes by Peter Holman 2000

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