A Piper

composer
1923
author of text

 
A Piper (1923), with words by Seumas O’Sullivan (1879–1958), was one of Head’s most popular songs during his lifetime. Its dancing piano part, flecked with impish chromatics, is combined with a sprightly melody and rises to a lush harmonic climax at ‘all the world went gay, went gay, / For half an hour in the streets today’.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012

Recordings

Head: Songs
CDA67899

Details

Track 17 on CDA67899 [1'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 17

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-89917
Duration
1'25
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 17
    Release date: January 2012