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Peripheral Vision - British Works For Voice & Piano Since 1970


Release Date: 05/15/2000 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 92025   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  James MacMillanDame Elizabeth MaconchyJudith WeirGabriel Jackson,   ... 
Performer:  Alison SmartKatharine Durran
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The impressive soprano Alison Smart, of the BBC Singers, makes her recorded debut as a recitalist, accompanied by Katharine Durran. They offer an interesting selection of songs, often with a folkish flavour.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)

“ 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 (Tempo)

”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.” – Music and Vision
“The impressive soprano Alison Smart, of the BBC Singers, makes her recorded debut as a recitalist, accompanied by Katharine Durran. They offer an interesting selection of songs, often with a folkish flavour.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)

“ 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 (Tempo)

”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.” – Music and Vision Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scots Song, for voice & piano by James MacMillan
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
2.
Ballad by James MacMillan
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
3.
The Children by James MacMillan
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
4.
Sun, Moon and Stars by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
5.
The Hill by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
6.
Solitude by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
7.
Clothed with the Star by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
8.
Bessie Bell and Mary Gray by Judith Weir
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
9.
Bonnie James Campbell by Judith Weir
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
10.
Lady Isobel and the Elf Knight by Judith Weir
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
11.
The Gypsy Laddie by Judith Weir
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
12.
The Braes of Yarrow by Judith Weir
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
13.
Liadan Laments by Gabriel Jackson
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
14.
Olive Tree by Robin Holloway
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
15.
The Palm Tree by Robin Holloway
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
16.
Robbers' Den by Robin Holloway
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
17.
Fig Tree in Leaf by Robin Holloway
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
18.
Wherever We May Be by Robin Holloway
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
19.
The Yellow Cake Revue: Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Katharine Durran (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
20.
The Yellow Cake Revue: Yesnaby Ground by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
21.
But Stars Remaining by Nicola LeFanu
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
22.
Abroad and at Home by George Nicholson
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
23.
I passed by his garden by George Nicholson
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
24.
J'ai peur by George Nicholson
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)
25.
Call "Incident at Weekend Party" by George Nicholson
Performer:  Alison Smart (Soprano), Katharine Durran (Piano)

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