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PERIPHERAL VISIONS
ALISON SMART (soprano),
KATHARINE DURRAN (piano)

British music for voice and piano, all written between 1970 and 1998, by the cream of contemporary composers

CD DURATION:  73:36  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Clothed with the Stars




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tracks:
James MacMillan:
Ballad
The Children
Scots Song
Elizabeth Maconchy:
Sun Moon and Stars
The Hill
Solitude
Clothed with the Star
Judith Weir:
Bessie Bell and Mary Gray
Bonnie James Campbell
Lady Isobel and the Elf Knight
The Gypsy Laddie
The Braes of Yarrow
Gabriel Jackson:
Liadan Laments
Robin Holloway:
Olive Tree
The Palm Tree
Robbers' Den
Fig Tree in Leaf
Wherever we may Be
Peter Maxwell Davies:
Farewell to Stromness
Yesnaby Ground
Nicola LeFanu:
But Stars Remaining
George Nicholson:
Abroad and at Home
I passed by his Garden
J'ai peur
Call (Incident at Weekend Party)

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“The impressive soprano Alison Smart, of the BBC Singers, makes her recorded debut as a recitalist, accompanied by Katharine Durran. They offer an interesting selection of songs, often with a folkish flavour.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)
“ Alison Smart… shows that she has a fine range of expressiveness. She is ably supported by Katharine Durran. Metier's sound is admirably clear." - Guy Rickards (Tempo)
”CDs like this do not gain massive publicity or renown, yet they do a great service to both singer and song - and therefore music as an art. This CD could well grace many private record collections and brings together 25 imaginative songs.” – Music and Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Nicholson's music is published by University of York Music Press