Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir | Alto ALN1961

Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALN1961

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Conductor

Hugh Roberton

Artists

Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Conductor

Hugh Roberton

About

“Disaster was prophesied for a Choir which sang Psalm tunes and Hebridean airs, but Hugh Roberton and his Choir proved (them) wrong ... He made arrangements pieces of great beauty and warmth, shaped to fit their voices ... With this Choir, which became his life’s work, he strove to preserve the folk music of Scotland, to make people realise that tunes they knew and loved were of great musical worth and that … there is a rich treasure house of melody which must not be allowed to wither and die. He strove, in his own words, ‘to do a fine thing finely’, and he succeeded nobly.” - Christian Science Monitor

Tracklisting:
1. Belmont – Hymn (By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill)
2. Peat-fire Smooring Prayer (from ‘Songs of the Hebrides’)
3. Ae Fond Kiss
4. Bonnie Dundee
5. Orlington (Psalm Tune)
6. Scots Wha Hae wi' Wallace Bled
7. An Eriskay Love Lilt (from ‘Songs of the Hebrides’)
8. Ca' the Yowes
9. The Dashing White Sergeant
10. Crimond (Scottish Psalm Tune)
11. Hark, Hark The Echo Falling
12. The Blue Bird
13. Gretna Green
14. Ellan Vannin (Dear Isle Of Man)
15. All In The April Evening
16. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
17. The Cloud Capp'd Towers
18. The Faery Song (Boughton; MacLeod)
19. (a) Far Away (Londonderry Air) (trad. arr. Jozé; Sigerson); (b) The Old Woman (Roberton; Campbell)
20. Go Lovely Rose (Thoman; Waller)
21. O Can Ye Sew Cushions? (Lullaby) (trad. arr. Bantock)
22. Iona Boat Song (trad. arr. Roberton)
23. Mice And Men (Set to the Psalm Tune ‘Desert’) (trad. arr. Roberton)
24. Stracathro (Old Scottish Psalm tune) (Hutcheson arr. Roberton)
25. Kedron (Roberton)
26. All Through The Night (trad. arr. Roberton)

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