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Thiman, Eric: Thirteen Songs


Voice and Piano

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Thiman was a prolific composer of anthems, services, part-songs, church and secular cantatas and pieces for the piano, organ, strings and orchestra. He was Musical Editor of the hymn book Congregational Praise and the author of a number of text books.

Appearing in a golden age of English music, in which songwriters like Quilter, Ireland, Bax, Warlock, C. W. Orr, Moeran and Finzi flourished, Thiman’s songs were easily overlooked. This selection shows that their neglect is unjustified; some deserve to survive in the permanent repertory of English song.


As Joseph was a-walking (C sharp – E)
Dainty fine bird (D – F)
Evening in lilac time (D – D)
I saw three ships (D – D)
I wandered lonely as a cloud (C – F)
Madonna and Child (E – F)
Now sleeps the crimson petal (C – F)
Sleeping (B – G)
Sweet Afton (E flat – A flat)
The rainbow (B – E)
The shepherd (D – F sharp)
The silver swan (D flat – F)
Where go the boats (C – D)

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