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Catalog Number: ABC4768063
Label: ABC Classics
Format: CD

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When The Empire Calls

Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling and Popular Songs of the Boer War

Michael Halliwell, baritone
David Miller, piano

A double CD of songs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century expounding the influence of patriotism and the British Empire on popular song. As with much of the musical output from earlier and later wars, the sentiments expressed in the songs do not usually reflect the realities of the war, but give a sanitised picture with an often-sentimentalised view of hardship and loss. This recording features the powerful voice of Michael Halliwell accompanied by David Miller on piano.

Track ListingTimeMP3
CD One: Rudyard Kipling's Barrack-Room Ballads
1Gerard F. Cobb (1838-1904) To T.A. (1892)1:03
2J.P. McCall (1882-1961) Boots (1928)2:43
3Gerard F. Cobb: Gunga Din5:30
4Ford o' Kabul River Op. 26 No. 2 (1893)4:11
5W. Ward-Higgs: Troopin' (1906)2:24
6Gordon Sutherland: The Widow at Windsor (1893)3:14
7J.P. McCall: Route Marchin' (1930)3:36
8Maurice Bell: Follow Me 'Ome (1909)4:12
9Gerard F. Cobb: The Young British Soldier Op. 24 No. 14:14
10Walter Damrosch (1862-1950): Danny Deever Op. 2 No. 7 (1897)3:51
11Gerald F. Cobb: Lichtenberg (1904)4:49
12W. Ward-Higgs: The Widow's Party (1906)3:21
13Oley Speaks (1874-1948); On the Road to Mandalay (1907)4:57
14Gerard F. Cobb: Fuzzy-Wuzzy Op. 24 No. 5 (1892)2:52
15Belts Op. 29 No. 14:22
16Oonts Op. 29 No. 53:30
17J.P. McCall: Cells (1930)3:21
18W. Ward-Higgs: Bill 'Awkins (1906)1:40
19Gerad F. Cobb: 'Snarleyow' Op. 29 No. 64:41
20Mary Carmichael: Tommy (1892)4:10
21Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Soldier, Soldier (1898)3:11
CD 2 Popular Songs of the Boer War
1Paul Barnes/Will D. Cobb (1876-1930) Good-bye Dolly Gray (1897)1:42
2Alfred Hill (1870-1960)/Hugh Macdonald When the Empire Calls (1900)2:05
3Felix McGlennon: Comrades (1887)3:52
4Lieutenant A. L. Harrington Kyle: Strathcona's Horse: Regimental Song (1900)3:26
5George F. Root (1820-1895)/Henry Washburn: The Vacant Chair (1862)4:19
6Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)/Harold Begbie: The Handy Man (1900)2:34
7Theodore F. Morse (1873-1924)/Edward Madden (1878-1952): Blue Bell (1904)4:02
8Joseph Gillott/Joan Torrance: Sons of the Southern Sea (1900)3:55
9Charles K. Harris (1867-1930): Break the news to Mother (1891)4:32
10Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)/Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936): The Absent-Minded Beggar (1899)3:12
11C. W. Murphy/Albert Hall: The Baby's Name (1900)2:13
12Theodore F. Morse (1873-1924)/Edward Madden (1878-1952): Two little boys (1903)2:50
13Reginald De Koven (1859-1920)/Rudyard Kipling: Recessional (1898)4:36
14J.L.H. Schumann/Lieut. A.L. Harrington Kyle: The Boer Prisoner's Prayer (1900)4:09
15John Bradford/B. Malcolm Ramsay: Sons of Our Empire (1900)3:38
16Paul Dresser (1859-1906): The Pardon came too late (1898)4:26
17Alfred H. West/Albert Chevalier (1861-1923): Mafekin' Night (1900)2:26
18John Finucane: Just Knock at the Door, and ask for us (1909)2:01
19W.C. Robey: The 'Pretoria Dinner Party' or 'In walked England' (1900)4:10
20G.D. Wheeler: Bravo! Dublin Fusiliers! (1899)2:25
21George Evergard/Lawrence Barclay: Good-bye, Daddy (1900)2:49
22Lesley Stuart (1864-1928): The Soldiers of the Queen (1897)
23Sep. Winner: Sarie Marais (1901)
24Geofrey F. Root (1820-1895): Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (1864)
25Marie Cowan/'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941): Waltzing Matilda (1934)
26Paul Barnes/Will D Cobb: Good-bye, Dolly Gray (1898)