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The hills

First line:
How calm, how constant are the hills!
author of text

The hills was the contribution by John Ireland (1879-1962) to A Garland for the Queen, a collection of settings by 10 British composers of 10 contemporary poets commissioned to mark the coronation in June 1953 of Queen Elizabeth II. Ireland’s setting of James Kirkup is typical of the visionary composer of These Things Shall Be.

from notes by Michael Kennedy © 2006

The hills (Les collines) était la contribution de John Ireland (1879-1962) à A Garland for the Queen (Une guirlande pour la reine), recueil de compositions commandées à dix musiciens britanniques sur les textes de dix poètes contemporains et destiné à marquer le couronnement de la reine Elizabeth II en juin 1953. L’œuvre d’Ireland sur le texte de James Kirkup est caractéristique du compositeur visionnaire de These Things Shall Be (Ces choses seront).

extrait des notes rédigées par Michael Kennedy © 2006
Français: David Ylla-Somers

The hills war der Beitrag von John Ireland (1879-1962) zu A Garland for the Queen, einer Sammlung von Vertonungen der Gedichte von zehn zeitgenössischen Dichtern durch zehn britische Komponisten, in Auftrag gegeben zur Krönung der Königin Elisabeth II. Im Juni 1953. Irelands Vertonung der Verse von James Kirkup ist typisch für den visionären Komponisten von These Things Shall Be.

aus dem Begleittext von Michael Kennedy © 2006
Deutsch: Bernd Müller


English landscapes
CDHLL7512Download only


Track 8 on CDHLL7512 [2'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDHLL7512 track 8

Recording date
6 November 2005
Recording venue
BBC New Broadcasting House, Manchester, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. English landscapes (CDHLL7512)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2006
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