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Star Candles

First line:
The sun's in his cradle
author of text

Margaret Rose (died 1958) wrote the words of Star Candles (1942). The poem refers to the constellation ‘The Southern Cross’, which in South Africa is also known as ‘Star Candles’, following an old belief that each of the five pointers denotes a gift to the Christ Child. Head responds with a beguiling melody.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012


Head: Songs
Only a Singing Bird
Studio Master: SIGCD440Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 20 on CDA67899 [2'30]
Track 15 on SIGCD440 [2'23] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 20

Recording date
22 January 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Mellor
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Head: Songs (CDA67899)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: January 2012
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