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The Goslings

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Like John William Hobbs, the organist and composer Sir Frederick Bridge studied with John Goss, an influential figure in nineteenth century church music. Bridge was appointed organist of Manchester Cathedral and, in 1882, became organist of Westminster Abbey. His partsongs include a priceless setting of The Goslings by F.E. Wetherby, first published by Novello in 1913. Victorian sentimentality and Edwardian humour nestle snugly together here, like the song’s two hapless, headless birds in their ‘dish so deep and wide’.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2008


The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms
SIGCD150Download only


Track 15 on SIGCD150 [2'47] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD150 track 15

Recording date
5 August 2008
Recording venue
Royal Albert Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Marvin Ware & Bill Whiston
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  1. The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms (SIGCD150)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 2009
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