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When stars are in the quiet skies

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I am always on the lookout for a good song, old or new, famous or unknown. It is a singer’s joy to discover a great song and then bring it into the repertoire. One day about ten years ago, while searching endless stacks of original sheet music in the Juilliard Library, I came upon an exquisite work written by George Chadwick in 1910, When stars are in the quiet skies, with words by E Bulwer-Lytton. Since finding the piece I have sung it many times in concert, always to good effect. Chadwick, along with Mrs Beach and Horatio Parker, was part of a group of New England composers that flourished in the early part of this century. I am not aware of any other recording of this piece.

from notes by Robert White © 1997


Sure on this shining night
CDA66920Archive Service


Track 3 on CDA66920 [3'16] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66920 track 3

Recording date
31 July 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Sure on this shining night (CDA66920)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 1997
    Deletion date: August 2018
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