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Concerto Caledonia - Oswald: Colin's kisses - Early Music Today


31 October 1999
Early Music Today
David Johnson

Colin's Kisses recorded by the Glasgow-based Concerto Caledonia. It is based around a generous selection (nos 1-10 out of 12) of Oswald's 1742 set of songs excellently sung by Catherine Bott ans Iain Paton, and discreetly accompanied by David McGuinness' harpsichord and other instruments. Concerto Caledonia has got Oswald's London pleasure-garden style off pat.
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