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Elegy

First line:
When weary wretches sink to sleep
composer
author of text
Elegiac Stanzas, Sic juvat perire

 
Cecil Coles (1888-1918) was a Scot who studied at the Royal College of Music and at the Stuttgart Conservatory. He worked at the Stuttgart Opera until 1913. At the outbreak of war Coles joined the Queen’s Victoria Rifles. While at the Front he continued to compose, sending the manuscripts home for safekeeping. On 26 April 1918 while recovering casualties, Coles was killed by a German sniper.

Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was born in Dublin where he attended Trinity College. He moved to London to study law, and lived there until forced to leave following a debt ruling against him. Moore is primarily remembered for his Irish Melodies, setting his own poetry to traditional Irish tunes.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2014

Recordings

No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 11 on SIGCD401 CD1 [2'46] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD401 disc 1 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-14-40111
Duration
2'46
Recording date
22 February 2014
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Raphaël Mouterde
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
Hyperion usage
  1. No Exceptions No Exemptions (SIGCD401)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 2014
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