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The Silver Hound & Other Songs by Betty Roe / Various


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 28566  
Composer:  Betty Roe
Performer:  Sarah LeonardNigel FosterEmma MurphyMadeleine Mitchell,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Betty Roe is quite a phenomenon - unknown to most people! Composer of six operas, orchestral works and light music for theater and cabaret, her firs tlove is art-song of which she has produced over 300 examples. Her style is eclectic, ranging from the serious to the comical, displaying a wonderful wit as well as a firm grasp of vocal writing and a way of providing music that seems totally at one with the texts; and at the age of 87, she remains a major force in the music world. In 2011, she was award the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to classical music and composition. This program of songs composed over the last 30 years is a delight and features topo English soloists Sarah Leonard and Anne Marie Sheridan, Robin Tritschler and Read more Stephen Varcoe with Nigel Foster, English Song-accompanist extraordinaire at the piano. In several items obbligato French horn, recorder or violin add to the texture. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shakespeare Songs (3): No. 1, I Know a Bank by Betty Roe
Performer:  Sarah Leonard (Soprano), Nigel Foster (Piano), Emma Murphy (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
In a Garden by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
Garden Songs (2) by Betty Roe
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Foster (Piano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Magnificat by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Anne Marie Sheridan (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
The Silver Hound by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Robin Tritschler (Tenor)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
The Fair Singer by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Robin Tritschler (Tenor)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Songs (3) for Graham by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
8.
Diva's Lament by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
9.
Hardy Conversations (3) by Betty Roe
Performer:  Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), Nigel Foster (Piano), Anne Marie Sheridan (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
10.
The Life That I Have by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Anne Marie Sheridan (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
11.
Autumn's Legacy by Betty Roe
Performer:  Nigel Foster (Piano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
12.
Celtic Songs (3) by Betty Roe
Performer:  Anne Marie Sheridan (Soprano), Nigel Foster (Piano), Emma Murphy (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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