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Track(s) taken from CDH55067

Little Sir William

First line:
Easter day was a holiday
The British Isles: Vol 1 No 2
author of text
A Somerset folk song

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: July 1985
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1990
Total duration: 2 minutes 48 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Andrew Swait (treble), Andrew Plant (piano)


'Wonderful performances of two of Britten's finest song cycles, consistently beautiful in vocal quality, and almost miraculous in their integration of clear expressive diction. Deserves a place in every collection' (BBC Music Magazine)

'English vocal intelligence at its best, accompanied with utmost orchestral colouring by Graham Johnson' (The Independent on Sunday)

'Strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Other albums featuring this work

Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements
CDA66941/22CDs Archive Service
Songs of Innocence
SIGCD128Download only
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