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Author Hillier, Paul. Performer.

Title Bitter ballads [sound recording] : ancient and modern poetry sung to medieval and traditional melodies.

Imprint Los Angeles : Harmonia Mundi France, p1998.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    D HILL BB H04CD    Available
Description 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Compact disc.
Program notes in English and French, and texts with French translations in container.
Contents Clever Tom Clinch going to be hanged / Jonathan Swift -- The roundhead / Samuel Butler -- London is a fine town / anon. -- London / William Blake -- The fine old English gentleman / Charles Dickens -- The great testament / Villon/Lowell -- Highland dance #1 (harp solo) / Howard Skempton -- Kiltory / Helen Adam -- Highland dance #2 (harp solo) / Skempton - Shallow-water warning ; Song for a sea tower / Adam -- The ballad of Marie Farrar / Bertolt Brecht -- Senza licenza (harp solo) ; Invention (harp solo) / Skempton -- Fine flowers in the valley / trad./Skempton -- Sappho: fragment / Sappho/Lowell -- The keel row I (harp solo) / Skempton -- It was summer now / Gertrude Stein -- The keel row II (harp solo) / Skempton -- Disillusionment / Stein -- The cockfight (harp solo) / Skempton -- Sailing to Byzantium / W.B. Yeats -- Brigg fair (harp solo) / trad. -- "Coda" from Briggflatts / Basil Bunting.
Performer Paul Hillier, voice ; Andrew Lawrence-King, harps and psaltery.
Event Recorded 6 April 1996 and 11-13 June 1997, Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA.
Language Sung in English.
Subject Songs with harp.
Songs with psaltery.
Added Author Lawrence-King, Andrew. Performer.
Music No. HMU 907204 Harmonia Mundi France

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