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Mountain Lovers

First line:
Little white star on the mountain heather
author of text

William Henry Squire was born at Ross-on-Wye and educated at the Royal College of Music. His celebrity was primarily as a cellist, in which capacity he performed the Saint-Saëns concerto at Crystal Palace in 1895, played in the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, and led the cellos at Covent Garden. He was a professor of the instrument at the RCM as well as the Guildhall School of Music, and he made a classic recording of the Elgar concerto. Though he also included a cello concerto among his compositions, it was his ballads that achieved greatest success. Notable among them is this hit of 1908, which Fred Weatherly declared had been ‘sung by all tenors’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2003


More songs my father taught me
CDA67374Archive Service


Track 7 on CDA67374 [3'39] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67374 track 7

Recording date
9 January 2002
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. More songs my father taught me (CDA67374)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 2003
    Deletion date: December 2020
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