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Lean out of the window

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Poem No 5 from the collection Chamber Music

Head’s sole setting of James Joyce (1882–1941), Lean out of the window (1961) is the fifth poem in the poet’s collection Chamber Music. It is a relaxed song, with a graceful vocal line in which a recur­ring triplet rhythm is prominent, and piquant harmonic word-painting on the word ‘gloom’.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012


Head: Songs


Track 16 on CDA67899 [2'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 16

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 16
    Release date: January 2012
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