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The Shadow Side : contemporary song from Scotland

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Oxfam Bookshop Skipton 1. Ballad 2. The Children 3. Scots Song 4. The Web: Five Love Songs 5. 3 Poems of Irina Ratushinskaya 6. Two Songs 7. The Shadow Side of Joy Finzi 8. Two Songs 9. Between Eternity and Time 10. A Red, Red Rose For many years Irene Drummond has been the leading exponent of contemporary song in Scotland. With her partner Iain Burnside peerless in this music she offers here a fascinating snapshot of her repertoire. From the rarefied sparseness of James MacMillan to the sustained luminosity of Paul Mealor and the emotionally charged dramatic outbursts of John McLeod, The Shadow Side explores a world of half-lights and visceral intensity. Review The byword here is diversity, from the gratifying immediacy of James MacMillan s Soutar Settings to Edward McGuire s uncompromisingly modernist The Web: Five Love Songs. Judith Binghm s vividly realised The Shadow Side of Joy Finzi, mixing Finzi with snippets from Lorna Doone, is appositely described by its composer as a mad song , while two lyrical songs by Lewis Forbes, still in his early twenties, point to a considerable emerging talent. Irene Drummond sings endearingly, although sometimes her expressive restraint borders on reticence; and, at the piano, Iain Burnside handles everything with aplomb and insight. --Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times, June 2011 See Oxfam website for delivery information

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