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Saturday, July 10, 2010

THE THREE RAVENS: SONGS OF FOLK AND MINSTRELSY OUT OF ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND


Alfred Deller, counter-tenor w/ Desmond Dupre, guitar and lure


VANGUARD RECORDS
SRV 299 SD
1971
STEREO





SIDE A:



The Three Ravens
The Cuckoo
How Should I Your True Love Know (Ophelia's Song from "Hamlet")
Sweet Nightingale
I Will Give My Love an Apple
The Oak and the Ash
Go From My Windown (lute solo)
King Henry
Coventry Carol

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SIDE B:



Barbara Allen
Heigh Ho, the Wind and the Rain ("Twelfth Night")
Waly, Waly
Down in Yon Forest
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
A Toye (attr. to Johnson - lute solo)
The Tailor and the Mouse
Greensleaves

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Editor's note: I would've never expected the voice to come out of the mustached man on the back sleeve that emanates from it on the record. Brilliant! That's coming from a person who is not much for vocal performances which are in the lead, much like opera, despite appreciating the talent.

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