Settings of Poetry by Christina RossettiCHARLES HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918): My heart is like a singing bird, 3 Songs for "Kookoorookoo", SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912): 6 Sorrow Songs, Op. 57, A Lament, ALEXANDER MACKENZIE (1847-1935): 3 Songs, Op. 17, FREDERICK COWEN (1852-1935): For a Dream's Sake, Raptures, Somewhere, A Birthday, CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): 3 Songs for "Kookoorookoo", CYRIL SCOTT (1879-1970): Looking Back, Lullaby, A Birthday, MARTIN SHAW (1875-1958): Over the Sea, Easter Carol, GRAHAM PEEL (1877-1937): Ferry me across the water, CHRISTOPHER HOWELL (b.1953): In the bleak mid-winter.
Catalogue Number: 11Q047
Label: Sheva Collection
Description: A very useful addition to the song repertoire of both the Parry-Stanford and the Coleridge-Taylor- Scott generations of English composers. Rosetti's so-called "children's poems" make an interesting source for the various composers' settings (three of A Birthday and two of Kookoorookoo and Ferry me). Most of these composers are poorly represented in recordings as to their songs. Texts included. Elisabetta Paglia (mezzo), Christopher Howell (piano).