07 January 2014

'Let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens' (Genesis 1:20).

Yesterday I posted videos of jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin in very different interpretations of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins. In the 1970s these two made some recordings of standards together, one of them Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark. Here is their beautiful rendition of a beautiful melody.

Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin, 1976, photo by Allan Warren [Wikipedia]

Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics. The song is interpreted here by English singer Dame Cleo Laine and flautist Sir James Galway from Northern Ireland.

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