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Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Catalog Number: RRC1280
Label: Regis Records
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $8.99

Categories: Vocal Music
Budget Periods: 20th Century, Classical, Romantic

Directors: Sir Hugh Roberton
Performers: Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Including.. All in the April Evening, Can Ye Sew Cushions?, All Through The Night, 23rd Psalm (Crimond), Eriskay Love Lilt, Ae Fond Kiss and many more..

Glasgow Orpheus Choir
Sir Hugh Roberton, director

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Belmont – Hymn (By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill) (adapted by Webbe: arr. Roberton)4:12
2Peat-fire Smooring Prayer (from ‘Songs Of The Hebrides’) (Kennedy-Fraser:trans.Macleod;arr. Roberton)4:22
3Ae fond kiss (Burns;arr.Roberton)3:24
4Bonnie Dundee (Trad.; arr.Roberton)2:05
5Orlington (Psalm Tune) (Campbell;arr.Roberton)4:04Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir - Orlington (Psalm Tune) (Campbell;arr.Roberton)
6An Eriskay Love Lilt (from ‘Songs Of The Hebrides’) (Kennedy-Fraser:arr.Roberton)3:52
7Ca’ the Yowes (Burns:arr.Roberton)3:00
8The Dashing White Sergeant (arr.Roberton)2:02
9Crimond (Scottish Psalm Tune) (Grant)3:42
10Hark, Hark The Echo Falling (Rothery:di Lasso;ed.Benson)2:03Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir - Hark, Hark The Echo Falling (Rothery:di Lasso;ed.Benson)
11The Blue Bird (Stanford;Coleridge)3:18
12 Ellan Vannin (Dear Isle Of Man) (Green;Townsend) (Faux Bourdon by Roberton)3:20
13All In The April Evening (Roberton;Tynan)3:48
14White Waves On the Water (Roberton;Plumfield) with Piano Accompaniment2:47
15Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (J.S.Bach;Allen)3:24Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir - Jesu, Joy Of Manâs Desiring (J.S.Bach;Allen)
16The Cloud Capp’d Towers (Choral Album No.19) (Stevens)2:10
17The Faery Song (from ‘The Immortal Hour’) (Boughton;MacLeod)1:25
18(a) Far Away (Londonderry Air) (Trad;arr.Jozé;Sigerson) (b) The Old Woman (Roberton;Campbell)4:08
19Go Lovely Rose (Thoman;Waller)2:35
20O Can Ye Sew Cushions? (Lullaby) (Trad.;arr.Bantock)3:21Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir - O Can Ye Sew Cushions? (Lullaby) (Trad.;arr.Bantock)
21Iona Boat Song (Trad.;arr.Roberton)2:43
22Mice And Men (Set To The Psalm Tune ‘Desert’) (Trad.;arr.Roberton)2:11
23Kedron (Roberton)2:57
24In Silent Night (Brahms:Rothery)2:38
25All Through The Night (Trad.;arr.Roberton)3:03Choral Collection: Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir - All Through The Night (Trad.;arr.Roberton)

"Pundits prophesied disaster 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 the voices. He composed music to verses which appealed to him. With this Choir, which became his life work, he strove to preserve the folk music of Scotland, to make people realize that the 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, USA)