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for soprano, piano and string ensemble
author of text

Whilst searching for a text to set to music I discovered Chillingham, three poems by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge. I was immediately attracted by the mystical quality of her writing. I composed these songs for soprano Grace Davidson, who performs all three vocal lines on this recording.

from notes by Oliver Davis © 2018


Davis (O): Liberty
Studio Master: SIGCD522Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Part 1: I  Through the sunny garden
Track 14 on SIGCD522 [3'00] Download only
Part 2: II  O the high valley, the little low hill
Track 15 on SIGCD522 [3'35] Download only
Part 3: III  Strike, Life, a happy hour, and let me live
Track 16 on SIGCD522 [2'42] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD522 track 16

Recording date
29 August 2017
Recording venue
We Write Music Studios, Soho, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Davis & Emma Heathcote
Recording engineer
Jake Jackson
Hyperion usage
  1. Hyperion sampler - February 2018 (HYP201802)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: February 2018
    Download-only sampler
  2. Davis (O): Liberty (SIGCD522)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: February 2018
    Download only
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