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Hope the hornblower

before 1911
author of text

Hope the Hornblower (pre-1911) is the archetypal galloping song. The words are by one of the masters of stirring, patriotic verse, Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938). Newbolt had a special interest in the sea but here remains a landlubber, depicting the thrill of riding out to hunt. Such hearty, fresh-air music may not be to everyone's taste, but taken on its merits Ireland's setting is nothing if not exhilarating, the music matching the excitement of the poem in every bar.

from notes by Andrew Green © 1999


Ireland: Songs
CDA67261/22CDs Last few CD copies remaining


Track 32 on CDA67261/2 CD1 [2'04] 2CDs Last few CD copies remaining

Track-specific metadata for CDA67261/2 disc 1 track 32

Recording date
1 September 1998
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Mike Clements & Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Ireland: Songs (CDA67261/2)
    Disc 1 Track 32
    Release date: June 1999
    2CDs Last few CD copies remaining
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