Richard Rodney Bennett - Letters to Lindbergh, The Ballad of Sweet William etc (2012)
NYCoS National Girls Choir, conducted by Christopher Bell; Phillip Moore & Andrew West, piano
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Classical, Choral | Label: Signum | # SIGCD325 | Time: 01:00:54
One of the most versatile musicians of his generation, Richard Rodney Bennett was at the forefront of British musical life for nearly half a century. This new recording from the National Youth Choir of Scotland's National Girls Choir compiles a programme of Bennett's choral works from across his compositional life, as well as a collection of charming folk-tunes and nursery rhymes for piano duet (Over the Hills and Far Away). This is Signum's second release with NYCoS, who in 2011 became the first youth arts organisation to receive a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. It follows their 2010 debut release of Benjamin Britten's 'A Ceremony of Carols' and Elizabeth Poston's 'An English Day-Book' (SIGCD228).