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Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir
Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Glasgow Orpheus Choir
Sir Hugh Roberton

Catalogue Number: ALN 1961
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 77:00, AAD
Barcode: 5055354419614

“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)

    [1] Belmont – Hymn (By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill) 4:02
    [2] Peat-fire Smooring Prayer (from ‘Songs of the Hebrides) 4:04
    [3] Ae Fond Kiss 3:15
    [4] Bonnie Dundee 1:56
    [5] Orlington (Psalm Tune) 3:56
    [6] Scots Wha Hae wi’ Wallace Bled 2:14
    [7] An Eriskay Love Lilt (from ‘Songs of the Hebrides) 3:45
    [8] Ca’ the Yowes 2:51
    [9] The Dashing White Sergeant 1:56
    [10] Crimond (Scottish Psalm Tune) 3:33
    [11] Hark, Hark The Echo Falling 1:50
    [12] The Blue Bird 3:06
    [13] Gretna Green 1:55
    [14] Ellan Vannin (Dear Isle Of Man) 3:10
    [15] All In The April Evening 3:40
    [16] Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring 3:17
    [17] The Cloud Capp’d Towers 2:01
    [18] The Faery Song 1:16
    [19] (a) Far Away (Londonderry Air) (Trad. arr.Jozé;Sigerson) 4:00
    (b) The Old Woman (Roberton;Campbell)
    [20] Go Lovely Rose (Thoman;Waller) 2:25
    [21] O Can Ye Sew Cushions? (Lullaby) (Trad. arr.Bantock) 3:13
    [22] Iona Boat Song (Trad. arr. Roberton) 2:36
    [23] Mice And Men (Set To The Psalm Tune ‘Desert’) 2:03
    (Trad. arr. Roberton)
    [24] Stracathro (Old Scottish Psalm tune) 3:39
    (Hutcheson arr. Roberton)
    [25] Kedron (Roberton) 2:46
    [26] All Through The Night (Trad. arr. Roberton) 3:01