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English National Songs- From Greensleeves To Home Sweet Home


Release Date: 01/19/1995 
Label:  Saydisc   Catalog #: 400   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalWilliam LawesAnonymousHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  John PotterLucie Skeaping
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The songs on this recording are from the earlier part of a repertoire familiar to older generations, chiefly through class singing in schools and through domestic music-making, from editions of English and British songs and of communal songs generally. Today, class singing has declined and the song collections are mostly out of print, so many of these songs have become less familiar to younger people. Of the 21 songs presented here, probably only 'Greensleeves' and 'Rule Britannia' and 'God save the King' remain widely known to all ages. The songs on this recording are from the earlier part of a repertoire familiar to older generations, chiefly through class singing in schools and through domestic music-making, from editions of English and British songs and of communal songs generally. Today, class singing has declined and the song collections are mostly out of print, so many of these songs have become less familiar to younger people. Of the 21 songs presented here, probably only 'Greensleeves' and 'Rule Britannia' and 'God save the King' remain widely known to all ages. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
2. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may by William Lawes
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
3. When the King enjoys his own again by Anonymous
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1643; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
4. The Northern Lass by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
5. Harvest home by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1611; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
6. Sally in our Alley by Henry Carey
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
7. The Roast Beef of Old England by Richard Leveridge
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
8. The Vicar of Bray by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
9. God save the King/Queen by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Augustin Arne 
10. Nancy Dawson by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1759; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
11. The British Grenadiers by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1770; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
12. A hunting we will go by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
13. Drink to me only with thine eyes by Traditional
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
14. The Chapter of Kings by Mr. Collins
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
15. The Lass of Richmond Hill by James Hook
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
16. Begone Dull Care by Anonymous
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
17. Tom Bowling by Charles Dibdin
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
18. Early One Morning by William Hawes
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
19. Clari: Home, Sweet Home by Henry Bishop
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
20. Love in a Village: The Miller of the Dee by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1762; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Barlow 
21. Alfred: Rule Britannia by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Broadside Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740; England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 

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