Blossom Street, Hilary Campbell (conductor)
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS. Blossom Street explores a wide-ranging sequence of British folk song settings for choir, with a particular focus on the nautical. The repertoire embraces pioneers in the rediscovery and arrangement of folk songs such as Vaughan Williams, Grainger and Warlock, adds little-known gems by Holst and Bairstow, and also introduces vibrant new additions to the repertoire from contemporary composers, including James MacMillan and Judith Bingham and the conductor herself.
Andrew All Things Are Quite Silent, Bairstow The Oak and the Ash, Bingham The Orphan Girl, Burke Fare Thee Well, Byrt Among the Leaves So Green O, Campbell Blow the Wind Southerly, Campkin A Lover and his Lass, Duggan Over the Moon, Grainger Mo Nighean Dubh (My dark-haired maiden), Holst Awake Awake, MacMillan Lassie Wad Ye Loe Me, Moeran The Sailor and Young Nancy, Turnbull Skye, Williams The Dark-Eyed Sailor, Warlock Yarmouth Fair
Running Time: 55 min