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The Lass of Richmond Hill

First line:
On Richmond Hill there lives a lass
author of text

A way of celebrating national identity was to place a love-story in a picturesque British rural setting. The most famous song of this type is James Hook’s The Lass of Richmond Hill, published in 1789 and said to have been sung by James Incledon (1763-1829) at Vauxhall Gardens. Its delightful orchestral setting features viola obbligato with pairs of flutes and horns supported by pizzicato violins and basses.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2000


Fairest Isle
CDA67115Archive Service


Track 3 on CDA67115 [2'43] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67115 track 3

Recording date
22 April 1999
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Fairest Isle (CDA67115)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: March 2000
    Deletion date: April 2004
    Archive Service
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