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Skylark is one of the loveliest ‘standards’ of the golden age of American song. I wrote the arrangement for Melanie Marshall, her pianist brother Wayne, flautist Daniel Pailthorpe, Malcolm Creese on bass, and of course the Cambridge Singers. A soaring bird is an age-old symbol, sacred and secular, of the spirit. Of all the great American songwriters, Hoagy Carmichael was perhaps the most strongly influenced by the music of the southern states, including the spiritual.

from notes by John Rutter © 2001


Rutter: Feel the Spirit & Birthday Madrigals
CSCD523Download only


Track 22 on CSCD523 [4'30] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD523 track 22

Recording date
0 April 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Eadon
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Rutter: Feel the Spirit & Birthday Madrigals (CSCD523)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: November 2013
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