PHI CD 134: Elsie Suddaby - The Lass with the delicate air Recorded 1924-1951
This CD pays tribute to Leeds born Elsie Suddaby (1893-1980), who was a leading British soprano of the inter-war years and the equal of Isobel Baillee. Suddaby was a pupil of Sir Edward Bairstow and a star of the concert hall for over 40 years. She was a pioneer of both broadcasting and the gramophone. 24 page booklet with 16 illustrations & written tributes by the broadcaster Richard Baker, Dr Francis Jackson, organist emeritus of York Minster & Martin Ellwood.
Detailed biography of this great singer by Martin J. Monkman.
The Lass with the delicate air. Arne. Where the bee sucks. Arne. ii) It was a lover and his lass. Morley. Nymphs and Shepherds. Arne. When I am Laid in Earth. Purcell. Hark the echoing air. Purcell. My heart Ever Faithful. J.S. Bach.
As when the dove. Handel. Rejoice Greatly. Handel. Endless Pleasure. Handel. Let the bright Seraphim. Handel.
With Verdure clad. Haydn. Rosebud & Hark! Hark! the Lark. Franz Schubert. On Wings of Song. Mendelssohn.
Cuttin' Rushes. Stanford. A May Morning. Denza. Charming Chloe. German. Shepherd's Cradle Song. Somervell.
A Spring Morning. Carey. Arr. H.T. Lane Wilson. The Mocking Fairy. Besly. Rec. 5/12/30. The Prayer to Our Lady. Ford. Crystal Spring. The Ash Tree. Mac Cunn. Tree at My Window. Jackson. My little Sweet Darling. Spring.
Johnny wi' the tye. Warlock. Agnus Dei. Mozart.

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