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Track(s) taken from CDH55422

Transatlantic Lullaby

First line:
New York skyscrapers are sleeping
composer
1936
author of text
author of text

Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: June 1988
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1989
Total duration: 5 minutes 16 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph by Nigel Luckhurst.
 
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'I guarantee you will listen to this at one sitting because you just can't bear to turn it off' (Which CD)
Geoffrey Wright’s Transatlantic Lullaby is a song of immediate appeal, and was written in 1936 for a Gate Theatre musical on that most English of subjects, an English prep school; the matron is an American floozie who sings her charges to sleep with her Transatlantic Lullaby. Both the soft-shoe shuffle of the refrain and the haunting parallel triads that accompany the singer’s opening lines unerringly conjure up the sleeping city.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 1988

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