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Close Harmony From Eton

Album Summary

>Conrad, Con : The Continental (from The Gay Divorcée)
>Rodgers, Richard : Blue Moon, song (from "Babes in Arms")
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Jordan, Louis : Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
>Shaw, Kirby : Once upon a Dream, song
>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
>Mercer, Johnny : Dream
>Drummond, Algernon : The Eton Boating Song
>Lai, Francis : Where Do I Begin (for the film Love Story)
>Sherwin, Manning : A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
>Shearing, George : Lullaby of Birdland
>Anderson, Stig : Money, Money, Money
>John, Elton : Blue Eyes
>Porter, Cole : Miss Otis regrets, song (used in the play "High Diddle Diddle")
>Zimbabwe Traditional : Shosholoza, song
>Hudson, James : Goodnight, It's Time To Go
Performer Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Andy Staples, Peter Wood (tenor); Gulliver Ralston, Chris Whitton (bass voice).

Recording information: Lower Chapel, Eton College, England (06/1997).



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Works Details

>Conrad, Con : The Continental (from The Gay Divorcée)
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Herbert Magidson (1906 - 1986).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1934

>Rodgers, Richard : Blue Moon, song (from "Babes in Arms")
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Jordan, Louis : Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Shaw, Kirby : Once upon a Dream, song
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mercer, Johnny : Dream
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Drummond, Algernon : The Eton Boating Song
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lai, Francis : Where Do I Begin (for the film Love Story)
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sherwin, Manning : A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Shearing, George : Lullaby of Birdland
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Anderson, Stig : Money, Money, Money
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>John, Elton : Blue Eyes
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Gary Osborne.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Porter, Cole : Miss Otis regrets, song (used in the play "High Diddle Diddle")
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zimbabwe Traditional : Shosholoza, song
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.

>Hudson, James : Goodnight, It's Time To Go
  • Performer: Top Tails
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Calvin Carter (1925 - 1986).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary