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Very Best of John McCormack’s Irish Ballads


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Very Best of John McCormack’s
Irish Ballads

John McCormack (tenor)
with Edwin Schneider &
Gerald Moore

Catalogue Number: ALN 1962
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 71:45, AAD
Barcode: 5055354419621




“Clear phrasing and beautiful tone, from the quintessential Irish Tenor, who starred at the New York Metropolitan Opera before a second career in these classic ballads”

  • 1. The Garden where the Praties Grow (Patterson arr.Liddle) 2.29
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1930
  • 2. The Kerry Dance (Molloy) 4.08
    with Orchestra conducted by Lawrance Collingwood Rec.1936
  • 3. The Star of the County Down (Trad. arr. Hughes/MacGarvey) 2.00
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1939
  • 4. Londonderry Air (Mary Dear) (Trad. arr. Schneider/McCormack) 3.16
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1935
  • 5. Mother Machree (Ball/Olcott/Young) 3.10
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1927
  • 6. Down by the Sally Gardens (Trad. arr. Hughes) 2.38
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1939
  • 7. Sweetly She Sleeps My Alice Fair (Foster/Eastman) 2.56
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1934
  • 8. Believe Me if all those Endearing Young Charms 2.56
    (Trad. arr. Schneider/Moore) with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1935
  • 9. The Rose of Tralee (Glover/Spencer) 3.17
    with Orchestral Accompaniment Rec.1930
  • 10. Kathleen Mavourneen (Crouch/Crawford) 4.16
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) 1927
  • 11. I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Foster) 2.59
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1934
  • 12. The Lass with the Delicate Air (M.Arne arr. Lehmann) 2.20
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1940
  • 13. I’ll Walk Beside You (Murray/Lockton) 2.07
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1939
  • 14. Passing By (E.Purcell/Herrick) 2.00
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1940
  • 15. The Old House (O’Connor) 2.24
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1939
  • 16. Is She Not Passing Fair (Elgar/Charles/Costello) 2.11
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1932
  • 17. When Irish Eyes are Smiling (Ball/Olcott/Graff) 3.09
    with Orchestra conducted by Rosario Bourdon Rec.1916
  • 18. Terence’s Farewell to Kathleen (Dufferin) 3.26
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1934
  • 19. She Moved Thro’ the Fair (Trad. arr. Hughes) 2.29
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1941
  • 20. She is Far from the Land (Moore arr.Lambert) 3.35
    with Orchestra conducted by Lawrance Collingwood Rec.1936
  • 21. By the Short Cut to the Rosses (Hopper/Fox) 1.24
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1928
  • 22. Off to Philadelphia (Haynes/Temple)
    3.28
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1941
  • 23. Bantry Bay (Molloy) 3.19
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1941
  • 24. I Hear You Calling Me (Marschall/Harford) 3.38
    with Edwin Schneider (Piano) Rec.1927