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ANIMAL HEAVEN
ALISON WELLS (soprano),
JOHN TURNER (recorder), KEITH ELCOMBE (harpsichord),
JONATHAN PRICE (cello)

Fine songs by British composers, with a slightly unusual instrumentation rather than the usual piano!   Full texts included.

CD DURATION:  61:32

AUDIO SAMPLE: Harper: The Trumpet (excerpt)




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tracks:
KENNETH LEIGHTON:
Animal Heaven:
1 I think I could turn and live with animals
2 Here they are
EDWARD HARPER:
LIghts Out:
1 The Trumpet
2 The Ash Grove
3 The Wind's Song
4 Lights Out
SALLY BEAMISH:
Four Findrinny Songs:
1 Short Heraldry
2 Grey Seal
3 Three Horizons
4 Italia
LYELL CRESSWELL:
Prayer to appease the Spirit of the Land
ROGER WILLIAMS:
Oh! Mr. Lear!:
1 There was an old man in a tree
2 There was an old man of the Isles
3 A Scottish Lullaby
4 Scherzo
DAVID JOHNSON:
God, Man and the Animals:
nos 1-6

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“All of these works are given strong, highly committed performances by John Turner and his ensemble, with Alison Wells being worthy of particular praise for her confident vocal delivery. The recording is well focused and natural. I very much hope that Metier and the same artists have more in store for us in the future.” - Christopher Thomas (MusicWeb)
“Animal Heaven puts together a rather neat collection of fresh-textured works” – The Scotsman