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John Brunning (b1954)


Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Daniel Grimwood (piano)
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Label: Signum Classics
Recording details: June 2018
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Mellor
Engineered by Andrew Mellor
Release date: November 2018
Total duration: 12 minutes 54 seconds

"There are probably more euphemisms employed when speaking of death than any other subject. Take a walk around a graveyard and you will see any number of headstones bearing inscriptions such as ‘passed away’, ‘fell asleep’, ‘called to rest’, and so on. Yet death is the one inescapable certainty that each of us must ultimately confront. I have sought to address this issue in as positive a way as possible with my cycle, Swansongs." (John Brunning)

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