Marie Thomson (soprano)
Neil Forsyth (baritone)
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Cedric Thorpe Davie 's setting of one of the noblest passages of Macpherson's ' Ossian ' was first heard in April, 1936. Here are four of the finest lines: —
Thou has not fallen by the sword of the mighty,
Neither was thy blood on the spear of the brave.
The arrow came like the string of death in a blast,
Nor did the feeble hand, which drew the bow, perceive it.
The other work to be heard tonight relates the legend that a Norse chief of the Isle of Lewis proved faithless to his wife, a princess of the Royal House of Norway. In revenge the princess set fire to a forest on the island, and her husband and his new lover perished in the flames.
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