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Only a Singing Bird - Michael Head: The Little Road to Bethlehem; The Ships of Arcady; Gary Carpenter: The Food of Love, et al. / NYCoS National Girls Choir; Karen Cargill, mz

Album Summary

>Head, Michael : Snowbirds, cantata for baritone (or mezzo-soprano), chorus & piano
>Carpenter, Gary : The Food of Love, Book 2, for high voice chorus & piano
>Head, Michael : A Funny Fellow, for chorus & piano
>Head, Michael : The Ships of Arcady, for chorus
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Head, Michael : The Robin's Carol, for voice & piano
>Head, Michael : Star Candles
>Head, Michael : Ave Maria
>Johnston, Ken : Bonie Wee Thing, for chorus
>Johnston, Ken : The Wind that Shakes the Barley, for chorus
>Deazley, Stephen : The Circus, for chorus & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

A beautiful collection of songs, Only a Singing Bird features Michael Head's best-known works, The Ships of Arcady and The Little Road to Bethlehem, as well as his beautifully-imagined, nostalgic song-cycle, Snowbirds. NYCoS National Girls Choir is joined by its patron and world renowned mezzo soprano, Karen Cargill for this incredible new recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015).



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Works Details

>Head, Michael : Snowbirds, cantata for baritone (or mezzo-soprano), chorus & piano
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Ensemble: NYCoS National Girls Choir
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1954

>Carpenter, Gary : The Food of Love, Book 2, for high voice chorus & piano
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Head, Michael : A Funny Fellow, for chorus & piano
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Head, Michael : The Ships of Arcady, for chorus
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Head, Michael : The Robin's Carol, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Head, Michael : Star Candles
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Head, Michael : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano); Alice Yeoman (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Johnston, Ken : Bonie Wee Thing, for chorus
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Johnston, Ken : The Wind that Shakes the Barley, for chorus
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Deazley, Stephen : The Circus, for chorus & piano
  • Performers: Karen Cargill (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Notes: RSNO Center, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK (05/08/2015-05/10/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary