Brian Bannatyne-Scott - Songs Of Stevenson

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(September 2020)

19 Tracks:Hills Of Home: Music by R Stevenson: Words by Robert Louis Stevenson: Blows The Wind Today * In The Highlands * I Saw Rain Falling * Requiem.

Songs by F.G. Scott: Reid E'en * The Old Fisherman * The Eemis Stane.
Songs From Factories And Fields: (R Stevenson/MacDiarmid): Black In The Pit * From Factories And Fields * Oh It's Nonsense.

Songs Of Travel: (Music By R. Vaughan Williams: Words R.L.Stevenson: The Vagabond * Let Beauty Awake * The Roadside Fire * Youth And Love * In Dreams * The Infinite Shining Heavens * Whither Must I Wander * Bright Is The Ring Of Words * I Have Trod The Upward And The Downward Slope.

The latest release from Edinburgh born Brian Bannatyne-Scott featuring songs by Ronald Stevenson, Vaughan Williams and F G Scott.

Brian has enjoyed an international career as a bass singer in opera, concerts and recordings. He has performed in most of the world's great theatres including La Scala, Milan, the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and La Monnaie, Brussels and has appeared at many international festivals like Edinburgh, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Beijing, Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms.

Brian only discovered Stevenson's songs after his death in 2015, but through a fortuitous meeting with his widow, Marjorie, and with the help and encouragement of Julie Lawson at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, he has put on two concerts of Ronald's music with the fine pianist Jan Waterfield, featuring two song cycles recorded for the first time, one with words by R L Stevenson (Hills of Home) and the other with poems by Hugh MacDiarmid (Songs from Factories and Fields).

A recorded concert performance from 2003 in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, of Ralph Vaughan Williams song cycle 'Songs of Travel' written in 1904 completes the CD. The excellent pianist, Alan Jacques, is the accompanist in this live recording at the Edinburgh Festival.

Brian is an Honorary Professor of Singing at the University of St Andrews.

Includes 4 page booklet.

Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Bass), Jan Waterfield and Alan Jaques (piano)

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