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October Valley

First line:
Under his feet the furrows run
composer
1951; dedicated to and sung by Kathleen Ferrier
author of text

 
The words of October Valley (1951) are by Nancy Bush (1907–1991). It was dedicated to Kathleen Ferrier, whom Head had met in 1944 when he accompanied her for a BBC broadcast. He recognized her consummate musician­ship and she included this and other songs by him in her repertoire. The song is riven with melancholy, bound together by a refrain heard on the piano.

from notes by Andrew Burn 2012

Recordings

Head: Songs
CDA67899

Details

Track 11 on CDA67899 [3'12]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-89911
Duration
3'12
Recording date
22 January 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Mellor
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Head: Songs (CDA67899)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: January 2012
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