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.