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LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)

Although the British composer Liza Lehmann had begun her career as a singer – she appeared in concerts and recitals, performing in oratorio and in various London concert series as well as overseas – damage to her vocal cords forced her to concentrate on composition, in which she had had an interest since early childhood, and on accompaniment. This collection from her extensive song output includes poems from Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses, once familiar in every nursery, her delightful mock-serious settings of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales and two Nonsense Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Although the songs are short and light-hearted, they exhibit considerably more than just period charm. Liza Lehmann’s second son, Lesley, was the father of the conductor Steuart Bedford, who accompanies the songs here, as his grandmother once did, and of the composer David Bedford.


Lehmann, Liza

  Cherry Ripe
1.   Play with flash player Cherry Ripe 00:02:37
  The Daisy Chain
2.   Play with flash player Fairies 00:01:52
3.   Play with flash player Keepsake Mill 00:02:51
4.   Play with flash player If no one ever marries me 00:01:36
5.   Play with flash player Stars 00:03:21
6.   Play with flash player The Swing 00:01:14
7.   Play with flash player Mustard and Cress 00:01:45
  Bird Songs
8.   Play with flash player The Woodpigeon 00:02:13
9.   Play with flash player The Starling 00:02:01
10.   Play with flash player The Yellowhammer 00:01:24
11.   Play with flash player The Wren 00:02:26
12.   Play with flash player The Owl 00:01:05

Lehmann, Liza
Kingsley, Henry, lyricist(s)

  Magdalen at Michael's Gate
13.   Play with flash player Magdalen at Michael's Gate 00:03:34

Lehmann, Liza

  Evensong
14.   Play with flash player Evensong 00:02:35
  Endymion
15.   Play with flash player Endymion 00:07:15
  Music when soft voices die
16.   Play with flash player Music when soft voices die 00:02:25
  To a little red spider
17.   Play with flash player To a little red spider 00:02:47
  Dusk in the Valley
18.   Play with flash player Dusk in the Valley 00:02:39
  The Lily of a Day
19.   Play with flash player The Lily of a Day 00:02:30
  When I am dead, My dearest
20.   Play with flash player When I am dead, My dearest 00:02:30

Lehmann, Liza
Belloc, Hilaire, lyricist(s)

  Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral
21.   Play with flash player Rebecca 00:02:32
22.   Play with flash player Jim 00:04:23
23.   Play with flash player Matilda 00:03:37
24.   Play with flash player Henry King 00:03:15
25.   Play with flash player Charles Augustus Fortescue 00:03:06

Lehmann, Liza

  My true friend hath my hat
26.   Play with flash player My true friend hath my hat 00:01:43
  Two Nonsense Songs from Alice in Wonderland
27.   Play with flash player Mockturtle soup 00:03:36
28.   Play with flash player Will you walk a little faster 00:01:45

Total Playing Time: 01:14:37




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