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Enterprising disc of British songs


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« on: July 20, 2021, 04:27:34 am »

Looks like another winner from Somm...



Howard FERGUSON (1908-1999)
Discovery (1952) [8:29]

Rebecca CLARKE (1886-1979)
The Seal Man (1922) [5:21]
The Cloths of Heaven (c 1912, publ 1920) [2:07]
The Cherry-Blossom Wand (1927) [2:56]
Infant Joy (c 1913, publ 1924) [1:09]
Cradle Song (1929) [2:27]
Tiger, Tiger (1929) [4:20]

Elizabeth MACONCHY (1907-1994)
A Hymn to God the Father (1959) [3:19]
Have You Seen but a Bright Lily Grow? (1929) [1:38]
A Meditation for his Mistress (1928) [2:45]

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956)
Till Earth Outwears Op 19a (publ 1958) [16:51]

Elizabeth MACONCHY
Four Shakespeare Songs (1956 & 1965) [8:37]

Phyllis TATE (1911-1987)
The Falcon (publ 1948) [3:12]
Cradle Song (publ 1935) [1:59]
Epitaph (1948) [2:53]


http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2021/Jul/Dreams-melting-SOMMCD0630.htm

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 09:01:18 am »


Oh flamin' Norah, are you trying to bankrupt me?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 09:54:50 am »

Oh flamin' Norah, are you trying to bankrupt me?  Grin

One tries one's little best. That's what state benefits should be spent on - lovely CDs, not boring old things like gas, electric, rent, bread, beans and syllabubs...

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 10:19:35 am »

Oh flamin' Norah, are you trying to bankrupt me?  Grin

One tries one's little best. That's what state benefits should be spent on - lovely CDs, not boring old things like gas, electric, rent, bread, beans and syllabubs...

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Any reasonable person would agree with that. Grin The trouble is that in the review you referred us to, there was a link to this:



which will involve me in yet further expense. Kathleen Ferrier is, without exception, my favourite singer. Leaving aside the impeccable technique, it's the sheer humanity of her voice and how she used it that goes straight to the heart. Her choice of repertoire is also right up my street. Not to be morbid but I'd like the sound of her singing to be the last thing I hear as I shuffle off...
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 10:24:17 am »

I'd like the sound of her singing to be the last thing I hear as I shuffle off...

...to Buffalo?



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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 11:40:19 am »

I'd like the sound of her singing to be the last thing I hear as I shuffle off...

...to Buffalo?



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