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Summer Song

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (09/02/23)
Composer: Hailing, Robert George
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th century
I recorded this some time ago, just about the time my hearing fell apart. It's neither a great piece nor a great recording, but it's quite nice, and I figured that I'd better upload it now, as the summer days are quickly departing.

Robert George Hailing (?-1943) was organist of Lothian Road Church in Edinburgh at the age of 15 in 1891, of St Bernard’s ca. 1910 and then of Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh until his death. A pupil of J. S. Anderson, and an amateur musician, he worked for the Life Association of Scotland, an insurance company.

He published quite a few attractive organ works.

"Summer Song" is dedicated "To Andrew Dall, Esg., Organist of Dysart Parish Church." It was published by The H. W. Gray Company in 1922.

This work is a miniature impression of a sunny summer day, free from cares and concerns. I'm including this as part of my annual "Summer Dream Series." I'm afraid that this hasn't been a very "dreamy" summer for me, but hopefully, I'll be able to work in a few items before the arrival of fall.

The score is attached below, as well as photos of several churches where Robert Hailing served as organist, and one of Dysart Parish Church, where the dedicatee was organist.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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