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Brian Knowles: Poetry Serenade / James Morgan, R'svp Voices, Et Al


Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 138   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Brian Knowles
Performer:  Elin Manahan ThomasNicholas GarrettNick GarrettJuliette Pochin,   ... 
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic OrchestraCity of Prague Philharmonic OrchestraR'SVP Voices,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Respected composer Brian Knowles is joined by four top British singers and an impressive array of supporting musicians, setting to music some of the nation's all-time favourite poems in Poetry Serenade. Drawing on the composer's many influences, from Handel to Schubert, Vaughan Williams to Ireland and a sprinkling of Celtic musical magic, this collection of songs takes the listener on an enchanting journey of contrasting musical styles, with a strong popular appeal. Respected composer Brian Knowles is joined by four top British singers and an impressive array of supporting musicians, setting to music some of the nation's all-time favourite poems in Poetry Serenade. Drawing on the composer's many influences, from Handel to Schubert, Vaughan Williams to Ireland and a sprinkling of Celtic musical magic, this collection of songs takes the listener on an enchanting journey of contrasting musical styles, with a strong popular appeal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Written in March by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice), Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Lord of the Winds by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Nicholas Garrett (Bass Baritone), Nick Garrett (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  RSVP Voices  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
He Wishes for The Cloths of Heaven by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Juliette Pochin (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
I remember, I remember by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Jon Christos (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
The Daffodils by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
The Soldier by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Nick Garrett (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
I Sing of a Maiden by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Jon Christos (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
A Child's Sleep by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Everyone Sang by Brian Knowles
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Love Came Down at Christmas by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Juliette Pochin (Voice), Nick Garrett (Voice), Jon Christos (Voice),
Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Night Mail by Brian Knowles
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Juliette Pochin (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
She Walks in Beauty by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Jon Christos (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
15.
In Memoriam by Brian Knowles
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
Weathers by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Juliette Pochin (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17.
Come, Sweetheart, Come by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Jon Christos (Voice), Elin Manahan Thomas (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  R'SVP Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Crossing the Bar by Brian Knowles
Performer:  Nick Garrett (Voice)
Conductor:  James Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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