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From California

First line:
Sunday night in the house
composer
2007; Roth's own arrangement of a song from his California Songbook for baritone and orchestra; this version dedicated to Alison Nicholls, James Gilchrist and Jaime Martin
author of text
from The Humble Administrator's Garden, 1985

James Gilchrist (tenor), Jaime Martin (flute), Alison Nicholls (harp)
Recording details: November 2007
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: August 2008
Total duration: 5 minutes 38 seconds

Cover artwork: Windy Day near Blainville by Rosemary Hunt (1937-2003)
Reproduced by kind permission of Richard Townley
 
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The original version of Alec Roth’s From California was first performed on 2 February 1991 at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, by Geoffrey Dolton (baritone) with the London Sinfonietta conducted by the composer. The song is part of a cycle (as yet unfinished) called California Songbook—settings of poems written by Vikram Seth when he was living on the West Coast of the USA. This new version, for tenor, flute and harp was made especially for this recording and is dedicated to Alison, James and Jaime.

from notes by Alison Nicholls 2008