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Down Longford way

CD

Down Longford way / music by Katharine Parker.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2005 [TP174] — 1 CD (55 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $23.00 (Usually ships in 1-10 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 1477 — Available for loan

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Product details

Katharine "Kitty" Parker (1886-1971) was born and raised near Longford in northern Tasmania. after early studies in Melbourne. she took lessons with the great Australian pianist Percy Grainger. Grainger’s estimation of Parker was that she was the best student he ever had and that her composing talents were second to none. In London Parker began composing in earnest and published songs and piano pieces from 1913 until the mid 1930s. Her music generally reflected the Edwardian tendencies of the time towards sentimentality, particularly in the songs but, with an individual persuasive emotional sensibility genuinely admired by Grainger .

This CD, featuring Ian Munro (piano) and Jane Edwards (soprano) performing Kitty’s songs and piano music, was funded by the Tasmanian Bicentenary.

Duration: 55 min.

Contents note: A water colour -- Nocturne -- Six songs (Yellow's the robe for honour ; I am disquieted ; The night's before us yet ;The willows by the Eastern gate ; I wait my Lord ; You've two-score, three-score years before you yet) -- Four musical sketches (One summer day ; A patchwork of shadows ; Red admiral ; Down Longford way) -- As a star -- Love ships -- Arc-en-Ciel -- Brushing up the leaves -- The light of the lotus : love songs of Japan (My little samisen ; Lotus lanterns ; The little dwarf tree) -- The road to love -- Désirée -- I don't care -- Come, my love.

Performers: Jane Edwards (soprano) ; Ian Munro (piano).

Capture session: Songs recorded on July 7, 2004 in Studio 200, ABC Sydney ; Piano works recorded on June 13, 2004 in Studio 200, ABC Sydney ; Four musical sketches recorded December 1992 at Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music.

Liner notes include biographical notes on composer and performers, and song texts.

Recording level: DDD.


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