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Weir: On Buying A Horse, Etc / Bickley, Kennedy, Et Al


Release Date: 01/30/2007 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 87   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Judith Weir
Performer:  Andrew KennedyIain BurnsideAilish TynanSusan Bickley
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Much-loved mezzo-soprano, Susan Bickley, and fast-rising stars Ailish Tynan and Andrew Kennedy perform songs written by one of Britain's leading composers, Judith Weir. With works ranging from miniature to epic, these songs showcase the originality and talent of one of music's great storytellers. Superbly accompanied by Iain Burnside, these strong performances masterfully bring together Weir's diverse range of literary and musical influences from many international sources, including China, Africa and Serbia, as well as her native Scotland. Much-loved mezzo-soprano, Susan Bickley, and fast-rising stars Ailish Tynan and Andrew Kennedy perform songs written by one of Britain's leading composers, Judith Weir. With works ranging from miniature to epic, these songs showcase the originality and talent of one of music's great storytellers. Superbly accompanied by Iain Burnside, these strong performances masterfully bring together Weir's diverse range of literary and musical influences from many international sources, including China, Africa and Serbia, as well as her native Scotland. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
On buying a horse by Judith Weir
Performer:  Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 
2.
Ox Mountain was Covered by Trees by Judith Weir
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), Ailish Tynan (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Version: 1997
The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006)
Composition written: United Kingdom (1990).
Composition revised: United Kingdom (1997). 
3.
Songs from the exotic by Judith Weir
Performer:  Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006)
This selection is sung in English, Ladino and Spanish. 
4.
King Harald's Saga by Judith Weir
Performer:  Ailish Tynan (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Scotland 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 
5.
Ständchen by Judith Weir
Performer:  Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 
6.
Scotch Minstrelsy (5) by Judith Weir
Performer:  Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 
7.
The Voice of Desire by Judith Weir
Performer:  Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 
8.
A Spanish Liederbooklet by Judith Weir
Performer:  Iain Burnside (Piano), Ailish Tynan (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; United Kingdom 
Venue:  The Warehouse, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: The Warehouse, London, England (2005 - 2006) 

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