Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Formed 1906. Disbanded 1951
Glasgow Orpheus Choir
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1906
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Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Glasgow Orpheus Choir Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Hugh Stevenson Roberton (23 February 1874 – 7 October 1952) was a Scottish composer and Britain's leading choral-master.

Roberton was born in Glasgow, where, in 1906, he founded the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. For five years before that it was the Toynbee Musical Association. A perfectionist, he expected the highest standards of performance from its members. Its voice was a choir voice, its individual voices not tolerated. He set new standards in choral technique and interpretation. For almost fifty years until it disbanded in 1951, on the retirement of its founder, the Glasgow Orpheus Choir had no equal in Britain and toured widely enjoying world acclaim. Their repertoire included many Scottish folk songs arranged for choral performance, and Paraphrases, as well as Italian madrigals, English motets and the music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The choir also performed the works of Bach, Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Peter Cornelius, Brahms and others.

He wrote the choral work (words by Katharine Tynan) All in the April Evening, and the popular songs Westering Home and Mairi's Wedding.

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All In The April Evening
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All In The April Evening

All In The April Evening

Author
Katharine Tynan Hinkson
Conductor
Sir Hugh S. Roberton
Glasgow Orpheus Choir
All in the April evening
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All in the April evening
Hugh Roberton
The Old Woman
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The Old Woman

The Old Woman

Author
Joseph Campbell
Conductor
Trad., Glasgow Orpheus Choir & Hugh Roberton
An Eriskay Love Lilt
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An Eriskay Love Lilt
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Crimond
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Crimond
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Sea Sorrow
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Sea Sorrow
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Stracathro
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Stracathro
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I live not where I love
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I live not where I love
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An Eriskay Love Lilt
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An Eriskay Love Lilt
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Cradle Song
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Cradle Song
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The Dashing White Sergeant
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The Dashing White Sergeant
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Orlington
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Orlington
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Bonnie Dundee
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Bonnie Dundee
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The Isle of Mull
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The Isle of Mull
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White Waves On The Water
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White Waves On The Water
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By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill
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By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill
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The Lord is my shepherd
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The Lord is my shepherd
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The Twenty-Third Psalm
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The Twenty-Third Psalm
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The Blue Bird
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The Blue Bird
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