Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
The Image Stays: a cycle of seven love-poems for baritone & piano (1974)
River Songs: song-cycle for soprano, baritone & piano (1978)
Voices from the Orchard: song-cycle for baritone & piano (1982-3)
David Owen Norris (piano)
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Amanda Pitt (soprano)
World premiere recordings
Recorded at Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, 13-14 September & 20 December 2007
The celebrated baritone David Wilson-Johnson makes his debut on Dutton Epoch, with soprano Amanda Pitt and pianist David Owen Norris in a heartfelt group of song- cycles by the Northamptonshire composer Trevor Hold. Following the success of Dutton Epoch's recording of Hold's song cycle The Unreturning Spring (CDLX 7196), the team present three of the composer's engrossing song cycles: The Image Stays, River Songs and Voices from the Orchard. Norris and Wilson-Johnson, who have uniquely championed Trevor Hold's music, include Voices from the Orchard, the composer's tribute to his champions the two Davids in memory of Henry Williamson'. For all interested in English song, this is a must-have.
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