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The Songs of Gary Higginson (b. 1952): Songs of Innocence and of Experience / Charlotte de Rothschild, soprano; Danielle Perrett, harp

Audio Samples

>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 1), Op. 33
>Higginson, Gary : Et omnes eandem escam spiritualem ederunt, motet, Op. 130
>Higginson, Gary : Six Birds, Op. 161
>Higginson, Gary : Studies (2) for harp, Op. 132
>Higginson, Gary : Miri It Is, song for voice & harp, Op. 53/2
>Higginson, Gary : How Beautiful Is the Rain, for voice & harp, Op. 53/3
>Higginson, Gary : Ceres's Song, for voice & harp, Op. 154/8
>Higginson, Gary : Fairies' Song, for 2 sopranos & harp, Op. 154/7
>Higginson, Gary : Over Hill, Over Dale, for voice & harp, Op. 154/9
>Higginson, Gary : Requiem, Op. 111
>     Lead kindly light
>Higginson, Gary : A Song of Joy, for soprano, girls' chorus & harp, Op. 165/2
>Higginson, Gary : A Last Confession, for chorus, Op. 137/2
>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 2), Op. 55

Album Summary

>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 1), Op. 33
>Higginson, Gary : Et omnes eandem escam spiritualem ederunt, motet, Op. 130
>Higginson, Gary : Six Birds, Op. 161
>Higginson, Gary : Studies (2) for harp, Op. 132
>Higginson, Gary : Miri It Is, song for voice & harp, Op. 53/2
>Higginson, Gary : How Beautiful Is the Rain, for voice & harp, Op. 53/3
>Higginson, Gary : Ceres's Song, for voice & harp, Op. 154/8
>Higginson, Gary : Fairies' Song, for 2 sopranos & harp, Op. 154/7
>Higginson, Gary : Over Hill, Over Dale, for voice & harp, Op. 154/9
>Higginson, Gary : Requiem, Op. 111
>Higginson, Gary : A Song of Joy, for soprano, girls' chorus & harp, Op. 165/2
>Higginson, Gary : A Last Confession, for chorus, Op. 137/2
>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 2), Op. 55
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

British composer Gary Higginson learned to love music through his local church choir, which has exhibited an influence on him ever since. Trained as a singer, organist and choirmaster, he has continued to compose throughout his career. This is the first commercial recording devoted to his music.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
The singing and playing are all fine. He chose interesting texts. There's variety in the textures and voicings. There is a moment of beauty.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011).



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Works Details

>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 1), Op. 33
  • Performer: Ian Tindale (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Ensemble: Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Et omnes eandem escam spiritualem ederunt, motet, Op. 130
  • Performers: Oliver Kay; Hannah Sansome; Clive So (Organ)
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Ensemble: Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Higginson, Gary : Six Birds, Op. 161
  • Performer: Danielle Perrett (Harp)
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2009

>Higginson, Gary : Studies (2) for harp, Op. 132
  • Performer: Danielle Perrett (Harp)
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Miri It Is, song for voice & harp, Op. 53/2
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : How Beautiful Is the Rain, for voice & harp, Op. 53/3
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Ceres's Song, for voice & harp, Op. 154/8
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Fairies' Song, for 2 sopranos & harp, Op. 154/7
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild; Aoife Monaghan
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Over Hill, Over Dale, for voice & harp, Op. 154/9
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Requiem, Op. 111 :: Lead kindly light
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Higginson, Gary : A Song of Joy, for soprano, girls' chorus & harp, Op. 165/2
  • Performers: Danielle Perrett (Harp); Charlotte Rothschild
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Higginson, Gary : A Last Confession, for chorus, Op. 137/2
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Higginson, Gary : Songs of William Blake (Set 2), Op. 55
  • Performers: Rebecca Richards; Mark Bostock; James Wicks
  • Conductor: Sarah MacDonald
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (07/12/2011-07/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary