Western Wind

Western Wind
and Other English Ballads and Folk Songs
A. Deller, D. Dupré, J. Sothcott
Vanguard Classics (Arcade) "Alfred Deller Edition" 08 5032 71 [Europe]
Vanguard Classics (Arcade-France) "Alfred Deller Edition" 300 328-2 [France]
Vanguard Classics (Omega) OVC 8111 [NA market]


  1. Western wind
  2. Early One Morning
  3. Black is the Color
  4. All the pretty Little Horses
  5. Capstan shanty: Lowlands

  6. Anon./William Butler Yeats:
  7. The Sally Gardens

  8. Anon./Thomas Moore:
  9. Bendemeer's Stream

  10. Anon./William Douglas of Fingland:
  11. Annie Laurie

  12. Anon.:
  13. The Miller of the Dee
  14. Cockles and Mussels

  15. Anon./Ben Johnson:
  16. Drink to Me only

  17. Anon.:
  18. The Foggy, Foggy Dew
  19. Frog Went A-Courtin'
  20. Turtle Dove
  21. Pretty Polly Oliver
  22. The Carrion Crow
  23. The Wife of Usher's Well
  24. Henry Martin

  25. Anon., early settlers of De Kalb County, Texas:
  26. I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger

  27. Anon.:
  28. Cold blows the wind
  29. Skye boat song

  30. Anon., from Cecil Sharp's "English Folksongs of the South Appalachians":
  31. When the Sun Goes In

  32. Anon.:
  33. Song of a Wedding

Playing time: 57' 45"

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute, guitar), John Sothcott (recorder)

Recording site and date:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK [1958]

Musical Concepts MC 193 [CDx7 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller – The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume ONE: Folk Songs and Ballads

[1]-[19] Vanguard VRS-1031 Western Wind [LP, mono, NA]
[20]-[23] Songs never before released (from CD box).

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 420-180 (nov. 1995)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

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Pierre-F. Roberge