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Shakespearean Songs

Synopsis
A radio programme of Shakespearean songs arranged by George Walter and recorded by Leslie French (tenor). The music included: ‘It was a lover and his lass’ (Morley), ‘Under the greenwood tree’ (Arne), ‘Sigh no more, ladies’ (Aikin), ‘When daisies pied’ (Arne), ‘Come unto these yellow sands’ (Banister), ‘Full fathom five’ (Johnson), ‘Where the bee sucks’ (Arne), ‘Come away, Death’ , ‘When that I was a little tiny boy’ (Barratt).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
17 Dec 1939 at 19:40 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Music
John Banister; John Barratt; Robert Johnson (2); Thomas Arne; Thomas Morley; William A. Aikin
Contributor
George Walter
Cast
Leslie French 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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