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The Old Brigade

First line:
Where are the boys of the old Brigade
author of text

The composer of this further Weatherly lyric is something of a mystery man. According to some sources, Odoardo Barri was really Edward Slater, born in Dublin. However, Barri himself claimed to have been born in Como. Supposedly he was trained by the Jesuits, became an oratorio singer in Italy and Spain, and was for a time a tenor soloist at the Vatican. He is said to have fought at the battle of Solferino in 1859 before settling in London, where he headed the Odoardo Barri School of Voice Culture for over fifty years. Of his religious, theatre and drawing-room music, little is now heard beyond this stirring setting.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2003


More songs my father taught me
CDA67374Archive Service


Track 12 on CDA67374 [3'50] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67374 track 12

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 12
    Release date: June 2003
    Deletion date: December 2020
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