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Shall I compare thee?, Op 1 No 1

July 1912
author of text
Sonnet XVIII

Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916) was born in Sydney, Australia, but was sent to Eton College and then Oxford for his education. While there he began rowing, soon competing at the highest levels: Henley, the Boat Race, and the 1908 Olympics. Afterward he focused on music, studying in Frankfurt. In 1914 Kelly was commissioned into the British Royal Naval Division and sent to Gallipoli. Despite being wounded he survived the Gallipoli campaign and was sent to fight in France. He died while rushing a German machine gun post at the Battle of the Somme in November 1916.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2014


No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
War's Embers
CDD220262CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
War's Embers


Track 13 on CDD22026 CD2 [3'25] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 21 on CDH55237 [3'25]
Track 17 on SIGCD401 CD1 [2'39] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55237 track 21

Recording date
23 April 1987
Recording venue
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. War's Embers (CDA66261/2)
    Disc 2 Track 13
    Release date: March 1988
    Deletion date: April 2004
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22026
  2. War's Embers (CDD22026)
    Disc 2 Track 13
    Release date: September 1997
    Deletion date: March 2005
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
  3. War's Embers (CDH55237)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: April 2006
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