Animal Heaven

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92036
EAN/UPC: 5019148628613
Artists: , , ,
Composers: , , , , ,
Release Date: July 2000
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Discs: 1
Sample: Harper: The Trumpet (excerpt)

Fine songs by British composers, with a slightly unusual instrumentation rather than the usual piano! Full texts included.

Track Listing

    Edward Harper:

  1. I. Lights Out – four songs – 1. The Trumpet (2:34)
  2. II. Lights Out – four songs – 2. The Ash Grove (5:01)
  3. III. Lights Out – four songs – 3. The Wind’s Song (3:56)
  4. IV. Lights Out – four songs – 4. Lights Out (4:13)
  5. Lyewll Cresswell:

  6. Prayer to Appease the Spirit of the Land (2:09)
  7. Kenneth Leighton:

  8. I. Animal Heaven, op. 83 – 1. I think I could turn and live with animals (7:06)
  9. II. Animal Heaven, op. 83 – 2. Here they are (7:17)
  10. Sally Beamish:

  11. I. Four Findrinny Songs – 1. Short Heraldry (0:56)
  12. II. Four Findrinny Songs – 2. Grey Seal (2:23)
  13. III. Four Findrinny Songs – 3. Three Horizons (1:52)
  14. IV. Four Findrinny Songs – 4. Italia (1:21)
  15. Roger Williams:

  16. I. Oh Mr. Lear – 1. There was an old man in a tree (1:10)
  17. II. Oh Mr. Lear – 2. There was an old man of the Isles (0:45)
  18. III. Oh Mr. Lear – 3. A Scottish Lullaby (0:56)
  19. IV. Oh Mr. Lear – 4. Scherzo (0:10)
  20. V. Oh Mr. Lear – 5. There was an old man of Dundee (0:53)
  21. David Johnson:

  22. I. God, Man and the Animals – Part 1 (2:58)
  23. II. God, Man and the Animals – Part 2 (2:33)
  24. III. God, Man and the Animals – Part 3 (2:47)
  25. IV. God, Man and the Animals – Part 4 (2:17)
  26. V. God, Man and the Animals – Part 5 (3:32)
  27. VI. God, Man and the Animals – Part 6 (3:39)

Reviews

MusicWeb

All of these works are given strong, highly committed performances by John Turner and his ensemble, with Alison Wells being worthy of particular praise for her confident vocal delivery. The recording is well focused and natural. I very much hope that Metier and the same artists have more in store for us in the future.

” —Christopher Thomas
The Scotsman

Animal Heaven puts together a rather neat collection of fresh-textured works

” —Unknown Reviewer