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Two English Folksongs

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Folksongs from Sussex

1913 saw Vaughan Williams’s settings of the Two English Folksongs ‘Searching for lambs’ and ‘The Lawyer’—the latter having just appeared in Butterworth’s collection of Folksongs from Sussex. Both are in the key of A modal minor, and both are examples of the supreme sensitivity Vaughan Williams always showed when providing an effective setting for the folksongs he loved.

from notes by Michael Hurd © 2000


Vaughan Williams: Songs


No 1: Searching for lambs  As I went out one May morning
Track 4 on CDA67168 [2'40]
No 2: The Lawyer  A lawyer he went out one day
Track 5 on CDA67168 [1'42]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67168 track 5

The Lawyer
Recording date
27 October 1999
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaughan Williams: Songs (CDA67168)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 2000
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