The Silver Hound and other songs by Betty Roe | Metier MSV28566

The Silver Hound and other songs by Betty Roe

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Label: Metier

Cat No: MSV28566

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 14th July 2017

Contents

Artists

Sarah Leonard (soprano)
Anne Marie Sheridan (soprano)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
Emma Murphy (recorder)
Daniel Beer (horn)
Nigel Foster (piano)

Works

Roe, Betty

Autumn's Legacy
Celtic Songs (3)
Diva's Lament
Garden Songs (2)
Hardy Conversations (3)
I Know a Bank
In a Garden
Magnificat
Songs (3) for Graham
The Fair Singer
The Life that I Have
The Silver Hound

Artists

Sarah Leonard (soprano)
Anne Marie Sheridan (soprano)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
Emma Murphy (recorder)
Daniel Beer (horn)
Nigel Foster (piano)

About

Betty Roe is quite a phenomenon – unknown to most people! Composer of six operas, orchestral works and light music for theatre and cabaret, her first love 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 awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to classical music and composition.

This programme of songs composed over the last 30 years is a delight and features top English soloists Sarah Leonard and Anne Marie Sheridan (sopranos), Robin Tritschler (tenor) and Stephen Varcoe (baritone) with Nigel Foster, English song-accompanist extraordinaire (today’s Gerald Moore), at the piano. In several items obbligato French horn (Daniel Beer – the composer’s grandson), recorder (Emma Murphy) or violin (Madeleine Mitchell) add to the texture. This is the first recording of these songs and is produced in co-operation with the Betty Roe Society.

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