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Music Passion

Courtesy of the inexhaustible Dolly, it’s time for October’s “Music passion” at http://allaboutlemon.com/music-passion/. This month, Carol at http://abcofspiritalk.wordpress.com has chosen “morning” as her music passion. Thank you, to both lovely ladies, for getting the party rolling.

So here’s my music passion — the English Folk Song, Early One Morning, by that productive but elusive composer, Anon! There’s a great deal of academic argument about its date of composition. Some people claim it’s a Renaissance Song, but most academics think it originates from 1787, which was later in the Classical Music Period.

You can find more information about the song — including two different versions of its lyrics — at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_One_Morning

Here, it is sung by the wonderful Greek Singer, Nana Mouskouri, who has sold more than two hundred million records worldwide.

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11 thoughts on “Music Passion

  1. Reblogged this on allaboutlemon and commented:
    A Classical “Morning” for Sarah 🙂
    Let’s hear her Music Passion…

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  2. Francina on said:

    wow, I just realized how long ago it is that I heard a song of Nana. Back in those days I was a fan of her. Amazing how times flies, Sarah. Thank you for sharing this song.
    Ciao, Francina

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    • Would you believe it, she’s in her seventies, now?

      When I first had to wear glasses, my husband cheered me up by telling me that I looked as good as Nana Mouskouri in them. Praise indeed 🙂

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      • Francina on said:

        She has to be in her seventies, because I’m in my sixties. wow so hard to believe, Sarah. Oh my, I still have somewhere a photo wearing those glasses. They were in. Your hubby paid you a lovely compliment because she was a good looking girl.
        Ciao, Francina 🙂

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  4. I love this. Nice selection, off the beaten path. Delightful discovery for me.

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    • I’m so glad you liked the song. I love sourcing music that’s off the beaten path.

      Eventually, when I surface for air from doing a million things at once, I’ll get around to writing the post I promised you about that ferocious aria sung by Cecilia Bartoli.

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  5. Hi Sarah,

    I actually own that LP of Nana singing songs from the British Isles. I also love (and own) Alfred Deller’s version of it. Great choice!

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    • I seem to remember you mentioning Alfred Deller once before, when I posted a recording of the countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky on my blog. I’ve just had a peep on YouTube to see if the Alfred Deller version of ‘Early One Morning’ is there, but, sadly it is not.

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