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HURD, M.: Pop Cantatas - Jonah-Man Jazz / Prodigal / Rooster Rag / Swingin' Samson / Captain Coram's Kids (New London Children's Choir, Corp)


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HURD, M.: Pop Cantatas - Jonah-Man Jazz / Prodigal / Rooster Rag / Swingin' Samson / Captain Coram's Kids (New London Children's Choir, Corp)

Michael Hurd was a pioneer in composing brief, witty and, above all, performable choral music for children to enjoy. When Jonah-Man Jazz arrived in 1966, young singers and their teachers had modern-sounding music to make and share. Pastiche jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll rhythms, memorable tunes and entertaining lyrics proved a winning combination, as they also do in Swingin’ Samson, Rooster Rag, Prodigal and Captain Coram’s Kids. This recording is the first to be supported by the British Music Society Charitable Trust Michael Hurd Bequest, established to further the appreciation of the composer’s output.

Hurd, Michael
Hurd, Michael, lyricist(s)

  Jonah-Man Jazz
1.   Nineveh city was a city of sin 00:01:24
2.   Jonah, Jonah, listen to me Jonah 00:01:15
3.   I need a boat, man 00:01:50
4.   The waves grew high 00:01:27
5.   When Jonah sank into the sea 00:02:54
6.   We had a wonderful party 00:01:22
7.   Many years ago 00:01:58
8.   I want to go to the big bad city 00:02:02
9.   In the city, free and easy 00:01:47
10.   Down and out in the city 00:01:34
11.   Why did I leave the house of my Father 00:01:52
12.   No use denying 00:01:12
13.   Kill the fatted calf 00:01:32
14.   It was long ago 00:01:11
  Rooster Rag
15.   Once upon a time 00:02:01
16.   Every time I lay an egg 00:02:34
17.   I had a terrible dream! 00:01:05
18.   Oh what a beautiful dream! 00:01:27
19.   Do me a favour 00:01:21
20.   There's a thief in the night 00:01:46
21.   If I were you 00:01:45
22.   Beware! Take care! 00:01:34
  Swingin' Samson
23.   Samson was a hero 00:01:43
24.   When Miss Delilah goes a - walkin' 00:02:21
25.   Samson, cut your hair 00:02:08
26.   Clip and clip 00:01:15
27.   Weak as a kitten 00:01:44
28.   Ev'rybody came to the Philistines party 00:02:16
  Captain Coram's Kids
29.   Who are these abandoned children 00:03:49
30.   Eight were Duchesses 00:01:30
31.   What is the humming 00:01:04
32.   Take my child 00:02:33
33.   See the Foundlings at work! 00:02:07
34.   I am a little Foundling 00:02:36
35.   Here in the pleasant Court Room 00:02:18
36.   Captain Coram! 00:02:45

Total Playing Time: 01:07:02

Hurd, Michael

Hurd, Michael

Corp, Ronald

New London Orchestra, members

New London Children's Choir

Addison, John; Brooke, Kate; Burke, Eleanor; Cameron, James; Gill, Orla; Ison, Daniel; Max, Noah; Pitharas, Amaya; Shafran, Peter; Wells, Alexander

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572505

Barcode: 747313250578

Physical Release: 02/2011

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