About this work
Op.19 is one of several songs by CBR which can only be described as dramatic, tragic and bloodthirsty. For examples, see Op.11 "It was an English ladye bright" (1902) and Op.69 "The Twa Sisters o' Binnorie" (1922): no happy endings there either...
As far as we can discover, the most recent broadcast performance of "The Ballad of Kingslea Mere" was in a Song Recital by Michael Rippon on BBC Radio 3 in 1978.
Originally published by Charles Avison Ltd in 1907, the sheet music for this song has been out of print for several decades. But the work has now been typeset, and we intend to publish our new edition later in 2018.
About this recording
Disclaimer This recording is not intended as an artistic rendering, more as a research feature.
Until we have a performance recording, we are providing this generated MP3 so that researchers can follow the score. This synthesized playback was created by the MuseScore notation software.