Let the florid music praise : 1960 / W.H. Auden (3:27) Four W.H. Auden songs : 1956 (8:17) A Dylan Thomas song cycle : 1959 (11:26) An E.E. Cummings song cycle : 1965 (12:42) Three comic songs : 1960-72 / W.H. Auden (4:46) Three songs from The unicorns : 1967-72. Lullaby ; Interrupted love song ; The ballad of St. Brendan / John Heath-Stubbs (9:48) Surrealist landscape : 1973 / Lord Berners (9:45).
Marilyn Hill Smith, soprano (6th work) ; Meriel Dickinson, mezzo-soprano (2nd, 4th, 7th works) ; Martyn Hill, tenor (1st, 5th works) ; Henry Herford, baritone (3rd work) ; Robin Bowman (3rd work), the composer (remainder), piano.
Acc. of the 6th work originally for brass ensemble; the last work with electronic tape. Recorded at St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, Nov. 24-25, 1986, except the last work, recorded at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, Oct. 14, 1978. The 1st-6th works previously released as Conifer CDCF 154; the last work previously released on Unicorn-Kanchana DKP(CD)9093. Compact disc. Program notes by the composer and biographical notes on him and the performers ( p.) in container.