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Norris, David Owen (piano)
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David Owen Norris (piano)

see also David Owen Norris (baritone)

David Owen Norris’s optimistic temperament has led him to sample many facets of the musical world. He’s been a repetiteur at the Royal Opera House, Artistic Director of the Cardiff Festival, Chairman of the Steans Institute for Singers at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Gresham Professor of Music in the City of London, a presenter of many musical series on BBC Radios 3 and 4, and – thanks to a mishearing on the telephone – harpist for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was an organ scholar at Oxford University, which he left with a First, a composition scholarship and a funny accent.

He studied in Paris and Vienna, and he spent eighteen years as student, scholar and professor at the Royal Academy of Music. Resigning by accident, he spent the better part of a decade in America as the first Gilmore Artist, a ‘stealth’ award that crept up on him all unbeknowing. The twenty-first century finds him a Research Fellow at Southampton University (where he discovered that the World’s First Piano Concerto was written by the Fattest Man in England) and a Professor at the Royal College of Music.

'London Pride' (CDA67457)
London Pride
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'Somervell: Maud & A Shropshire Lad' (CDH55089)
Somervell: Maud & A Shropshire Lad
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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On other labels
'Herbert: Songs' (CKD335)
Herbert: Songs
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A foggy day in London town (Gershwin)
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (Sherwin)
A Room in Bloomsbury (Wilson)
A Shropshire Lad (Somervell)
Acorn and willow  No 5 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
All these dismal looks and fretting  No 4 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
At nine in the morning there passed a church  First line to Faint heart in a railway train (Herbert)
Autumn (Herbert)
Baby, baby dear  First line to Cradle song (Herbert)
Between your sheets you soundly sleep  No 1 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Big Ben Blues (Norris)
Business Girls (Dring)
Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green (Monckton)
Cradle song (Herbert)
David's lament for Jonathan (Herbert)
Faint heart in a railway train (Herbert)
Faire Daffadills, we weep to see  First line to To daffodils (Herbert)
Finish! Finish, these Languours make me sick  No 2 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
God set a crimson rose upon your mouth  First line to The crimson rose (Herbert)
Have you seen but a white lily grow? (Herbert)
Horsemen (Herbert)
How beautiful is night (Herbert)
I cannot lose thee for a day  First line to Song (Herbert)
I dare not ask a kisse (Herbert)
I hear an army charging (Herbert)
I must not think of thee  First line to Renouncement (Herbert)
I think on thee in the night (Herbert)
I will arise and go now  First line to The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Herbert)
In the days of November (Herbert)
It always seems funny  First line to The bunny, No 6 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
It is good to be out on the road  First line to Tewkesbury Road (Herbert)
Jack Spratt  No 4 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
Jenny kiss'd me (Herbert)
Jour des morts 'Cimetière Montparnasse' (Herbert)
Joyful Noise (Swann)
Kitten of course is the small for cat  First line to The tadpole, No 3 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
Lean out of the window (Herbert)
Let's go and live in the country (Bennett)
London Pride (Coward)
Loveliest of trees (Herbert)
Love's secret (Herbert)
Low in thy grave with thee  First line to David's lament for Jonathan (Herbert)
Maud (Somervell)
Mayfair merry-go-round (Norris)
Merry-go-round  No 1 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
Most Holy Night (Herbert)
MS of Benedictbeuern (Herbert)
My heart still hovering round about you  No 3 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Never seek to tell thy love  First line to Love's secret (Herbert)
On a time (Herbert)
Rain on Rahoon falls softly  First line to She weeps over Rahoon (Herbert)
Renouncement (Herbert)
Rhyme (Walton)
Rose kissed me today (Herbert)
Round, round, round goes the merry-go-round  First line to Merry-go-round, No 1 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
She weeps over Rahoon (Herbert)
Six songs for children (Herbert)
So by my singing am I comforted  First line to MS of Benedictbeuern (Herbert)
Song (Herbert)
Sweetheart, is this the last of all our posies?  First line to Jour des morts 'Cimetière Montparnasse' (Herbert)
Take me in a Taxi, Joe (Scott)
Tewkesbury Road (Herbert)
The acorn that we planted will grow into a tree  First line to Acorn and willow, No 5 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
The bunny  No 6 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
The crimson rose (Herbert)
The gypsies  No 2 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Herbert)
The lost nightingale (Herbert)
The Pleasures of Spring Gardens, Vauxhall (Boyce)
The tadpole  No 3 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
The the dell are camped the gypsies  First line to The gypsies, No 2 of Six songs for children (Herbert)
There is a wind where the rose was  First line to Autumn (Herbert)
They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace (Fraser-Simson)
Tis but a week since down the glen  First line to Horsemen (Herbert)
To daffodils (Herbert)
Venus, take my votive glass  No 5 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Violets (Herbert)
When Death to either shall come (Herbert)
While London's fast asleep (Dacre)
Whoever stole you from that bush of broom  First line to The lost nightingale (Herbert)
Wimbledon Idyll (Kit and the Widow)
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