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BBC Chorus. BBC Orchestra, conducted by Trevor Harvey. Margaret Rees (soprano). Lambert Flack (flute)
Pastoral, Lie Strewn the White Flocks :
1 The Shepherd's Holyday (Ben Jonson ) ; 2 A Hymn to Pan (John Fletcher ) ; 3 Pan and Echo (Poliziano) ; 4 The Naiads' Music (Robert Nichols ) ; 5 The Pigeon Song (Robert Nichols ) ; 6 The Song of the Reapers (Theocritus) 7 The Shepherd's Night-Song (Robert Nichols and John Fletcher )...Arthur Bliss
Bliss's ' Pastoral ', dedicated to Elgar, was written specially for the Harold Brooke Choir, who first performed it in 1920. The work, which is divided into. seven sections, shows throughout Bliss's deep poetic sensitiveness and polished craftsmanship, and represents one of the finest efforts of his maturity.


Unknown: Trevor Harvey.
Soprano: Margaret Rees
Soprano: Lambert Flack
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Robert Nichols
Unknown: Robert Nichols
Unknown: Robert Nichols
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Harold Brooke

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