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Echo

CD

Echo : the songs of Horace Keats.

  • Published by ABC Classics [4722252] — 1 CD (79 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 909 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Columbine (1940) for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 5 sec.
Drake's call (1942) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 50 sec.
Echo (1936) for soprano with ensemble Horace Keats 4 mins, 8 sec.
Fear (1935) for voice with piano Horace Keats 1 mins, 44 sec.
The fishing pools (1934) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 24 sec.
Galleons (1937) for voice with piano Horace Keats 1 mins, 46 sec.
Goldfish (1935) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 min, 49 sec.
Heaven haven (1939) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 36 sec.
I am shut out of mine own heart (1937) for voice with piano Horace Keats 5 mins, 33 sec.
In what other places do you live? (1941) for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 58 sec.
Love's secret (1934) for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 20 sec.
Moonlit apples for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 3 mins, 22 sec.
Of old, on her terrace at evening (1945) for voice with piano Horace Keats 3 mins, 45 sec.
Once I could sit by the fire hour long (1943) for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 3 mins, 11 sec.
Orange tree (1938) for soprano voice with piano Horace Keats 5 mins, 3 sec.
Over the quiet waters (1942) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 52 sec.
Plucking the rushes (1934) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 14 sec.
The point of noon (1936) for voice with piano Horace Keats 3 mins, 19 sec.
The roads beside the sea (1941) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 28 sec.
Sea-wraith (1939) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 min, 49 sec.
Spring breezes (1939) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 17 sec.
Sun after rain (1941) for voice with piano Horace Keats 3 mins, 43 sec.
Trespass for baritone voice with piano Horace Keats 2 mins, 23 sec.
Versicle (1940) for voice with piano Horace Keats 1 mins, 10 sec.
We sat entwined (1936) for voice with piano Horace Keats 5 mins, 9 sec.
White heather (1943) for voice with piano Horace Keats 2 min, 15 sec.
Yellow bracken (1937) for voice with piano Horace Keats 1 min, 32 sec.

Product details

This is an album of charming art songs from Australian composer, Horace Keats (1895-1945). He has become known as "A Poet's Composer" because of his penchant for setting poetry. Many of the poets were Australian, like Christopher Brennan and Hugh McCrae, and some were well-known international poets eg. William Blake.

Involved in the formation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and well-regarded as a composer in his day, Keats is, sadly, little known today. His attention to detail and ability to paint the picture of the poem he was setting is extraordinary. Sung in the style of the era by Wendy Dixon and John Pringle, the music is atmospheric, emotive and almost Debussy-like at times. Keats truly deserves the attention that he is finally receiving.

Duration: 79 min.

Contents note: Yellow bracken -- In what other places do you live -- Love's secret -- The orange tree -- Sea-wraith -- Galleons -- We sat entwined -- Sun after rain -- I am shut out of mine own heart -- White heather -- Of old, on her terrace at evening -- The trespass -- Echo -- Columbine -- The point of noon -- Moonlit apples -- Spring breezes -- Fear -- Heaven haven -- Versicle -- Over the quiet waters -- Goldfish -- Plucking the rushes -- The fishing pools -- Once I could sit by the fire hour long -- The roads beside the sea -- Drake's call.

This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.

Performers: Wendy Dixon (soprano: Yellow bracken, In what other places do you live? Love's secret, The orange tree, We sat entwined, Sun after rain, I am shut out of mine own heart, White heather, Echo, Columbine, The point of noon, Moonlit apples, Spring breezes, Heaven haven, Over the quiet waters, Plucking the rushes, Once I could sit by the fire hour long) ; John Pringle (baritone: Sea-wraith, Galleons, Of old on her terrace at evening, The trespass, Fear, Versicle, Goldfish, The fishing pools, The roads beside the sea, Drake's call) ; Marina Marsden (violin: Echo) ; David Miller (piano).

Liner notes include biographical notes on the composer and performers, programme notes, and song lyrics.

Capture session: recorded 11-15 December 2000, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney.

Related Media

- CD booklet notes: Echo [ABC Classics: 4722252]


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