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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.

Albums
'London Pride' (CDA67457)
London Pride
'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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Complete works available for download
KIT AND THE WIDOW
Wimbledon Idyll with Catherine Bott (soprano)
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT  (1936-2012)
Let's go and live in the country with Catherine Bott (soprano)
WILLIAM BOYCE  (1711-1779)
The Pleasures of Spring Gardens, Vauxhall with Catherine Bott (soprano)
SIR NOËL COWARD  (1899-1973)
London Pride with Catherine Bott (soprano)
HARRY DACRE  (1860-1922)
While London's fast asleep with Catherine Bott (soprano)
JONATHAN DOVE  (b1959)
Five Am'rous Sighs with Catherine Bott (soprano)
MADELEINE DRING  (1923-1977)
Business Girls with Catherine Bott (soprano)
HAROLD FRASER-SIMSON  (1872-1944)
They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace with Catherine Bott (soprano)
GEORGE GERSHWIN  (1898-1937)
A foggy day in London town with Catherine Bott (soprano)
LIONEL MONCKTON  (1861-1924)
Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green with Catherine Bott (soprano)
DAVID OWEN NORRIS  (b1953)
Big Ben Blues with Catherine Bott (soprano)
Mayfair merry-go-round with David Owen Norris (baritone)
BENNETT SCOTT  (1871-1930)
Take me in a Taxi, Joe with Catherine Bott (soprano)
MANNING SHERWIN  (1902-1974)
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square with Catherine Bott (soprano)
SIR ARTHUR SOMERVELL  (1863-1937)
A Shropshire Lad with David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Maud with David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
DONALD SWANN  (1923-1994)
Joyful Noise with Catherine Bott (soprano)
SIR WILLIAM WALTON  (1902-1983)
Rhyme with Catherine Bott (soprano)
SANDY WILSON  (b1924)
A Room in Bloomsbury with Catherine Bott (soprano)
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)
All these dismal looks and fretting  No 4 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
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)
Finish! Finish, these Languours make me sick  No 2 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Joyful Noise (Swann)
Let's go and live in the country (Bennett)
London Pride (Coward)
Maud (Somervell)
Mayfair merry-go-round (Norris)
My heart still hovering round about you  No 3 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
Rhyme (Walton)
Take me in a Taxi, Joe (Scott)
The Pleasures of Spring Gardens, Vauxhall (Boyce)
They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace (Fraser-Simson)
Venus, take my votive glass  No 5 of Five Am'rous Sighs (Dove)
While London's fast asleep (Dacre)
Wimbledon Idyll (Kit and the Widow)
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