Peripheral Visions

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92025
EAN/UPC: 5019148622864
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Release Date: September 1999
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 73:36

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

Track Listing

    James MacMillan:

  1. Ballad (3:58)
  2. The Children (5:01)
  3. Scots Song (5:55)
  4. Elizabeth Maconchy:

  5. I. Sun, Moon and Stars – Sun,Moon and Stars (3:57)
  6. II. Sun, Moon and Stars – The Hill (1:51)
  7. III. Sun, Moon and Stars – Solitude (2:22)
  8. IV. Sun, Moon and Stars – Clothed with the Stars (1:20)
  9. Judith Weir:

  10. I. Scotch Minstrelsy – Bessie Bell and Mary Gray (4:04)
  11. II. Scotch Minstrelsy – Bonnie James Campbell (2:13)
  12. III. Scotch Minstrelsy – Lady Isobel and the Elf Knight (2:02)
  13. IV. Scotch Minstrelsy – The Gypsy Laddie (2:52)
  14. V. Scotch Minstrelsy – The Braes of Yarrow (2:01)
  15. Gabriel Jackson:

  16. Liadan Laments (7:15)
  17. Robin Holloway:

  18. I. Wherever we may Be – Olive Tree (1:10)
  19. II. Wherever we may Be – The Palm Tree (2:00)
  20. III. Wherever we may Be – Robbers’ Den (2:21)
  21. IV. Wherever we may Be – Fig Tree in Leaf (0:51)
  22. V. Wherever we may Be – Wherever We May Be (2:57)
  23. Peter Maxwell Davies:

  24. Farewell to Stromness (4:19)
  25. Yesnaby Ground (2:34)
  26. Nicola LeFanu:

  27. But Stars Remaining (6:22)
  28. George Nicholson:

  29. I. Peripheral Visions – Abroad and at Home (1:50)
  30. II. Peripheral Visions – I passed by his Garden (1:29)
  31. III. Peripheral Visions – J’ai peur (1:14)
  32. IV. Peripheral Visions – Call (Incident at a Weekend Party) (1:27)

Reviews

Music And Vision

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.

” —Unnamed reviewer
Sunday Times

The impressive soprano Alison Smart, of the BBC Singers, makes her recorded debut as a recitalist, accompanied by Katharine Durran (whose complete Bach Toccatas is available on MSVCD CD2001). They offer an interesting selection of songs, often with a folkish flavour.

” —Paul Driver
Tempo

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