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Sing Lustily & With Good Courage / Prior, The Carnival Band


Release Date: 04/20/1994 
Label:  Saydisc   Catalog #: 383   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalIsaac WattsSamuel StanleyAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Maddy Prior
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gallery hymns of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The Carnival Band made their debut in the summer of 1984. Their repertoire ranges from medieval dances to music hall songs in a style that draws on early music and folk from Europe East and West, and America North and South. Maddy Prior enjoys many and various musical activities. Working with the Carnival Band holds a special affection for her. She says that the joyful and enthusiastic way the projects are approached make them a delight to do. Elsewhere she has been singing with Steeleye Span for around twenty years and continues to do so with undiminished enjoyment. She also works regularly with her husband Rick Kemp, writing and performing their own compositions. She had done projects Read more with June Tabour and numerous television and radio appearances. Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band were first brought together in 1984 for a BBC Radio 2 broadcast of Christmas carols. This became the basis of 'A Tapestry of Carols' (CDSDL366) which was enthusiastically received by the press and the public. Another commission from Radio 2 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of John Wesley's spiritual awakening and the 200th of his brother Charles' death led to this, their second recording. While Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band are happy to maintain their separate identities and careers, they enjoy these occasional collaborations which give them the opportunity to combine their different styles and talents. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Who would true valour see by Traditional
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
2.
Rejoice ye shining worlds by Isaac Watts
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
3.
O Thou who camest from above by Samuel Stanley
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
4.
Lo He comes with clouds descending by Anonymous
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
5.
How firm a foundation by Traditional
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
6.
O for a thousand tongues to sing by Thomas Jarman
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: Romantic 
7.
As pants the hart for cooling streams by Hugh Wilson
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
8.
The God of Abraham praise by Anonymous
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
9.
The twenty-ninth of May or The jovial beggars by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
10.
Light of the world by Anonymous
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
11.
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name by James Ellor
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: Romantic 
12.
Lord, in the morning by Anonymous
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: Romantic 
13.
Away with our sorrow and our care by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
14.
Christ the Lord is ris'n today by Anonymous
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
15.
O worship the king by William Croft
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
16.
And can it be? by Thomas Campbell
Performer:  Maddy Prior (Vocal)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carnival Band

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