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A mood

First line:
The songs of the birds in the sunshine
author of text

Alison Travers had a few years of musical prominence during the 1920s, when various piano and vocal compositions and orchestral suites by her were published. After receiving a good musical education, she went to live in the middle of the Malayan jungle without even a piano. There she wrote down as best she could the melodies which came to her, and on returning to London she had various dances published. It was Leslie Boosey, of the publisher Boosey & Co, who suggested she try ballad-writing. This she did most successfully with ‘A Mood’, whose words were written by Edward J Macdermott, the manager of the Finsbury Park Empire.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2002


Songs my father taught me


Track 9 on CDA67290 [2'49]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67290 track 9

Recording date
20 January 2001
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs my father taught me (CDA67290)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: February 2002
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