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18th century

William Walton’s Rhyme is a song of the City of London. A setting of the old children’s game Oranges and Lemons, with a lyric crammed with London churches and their bells, it’s the last in his cycle A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table, composed for the City of London Festival in 1962.

from notes by Catherine Bott © 2004


London Pride


Track 5 on CDA67457 [2'00]

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