David Lumsdaine: Aria for Edward John Eyre

David Lumsdaine: Aria for Edward John Eyre

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Release Date: 1 January 1992

Aria for Edward John Eyre uses a siren-like solo soprano, narrators and ensemble to recreate the tale of the explorer's epic journey across Australia; the contrasting What Shall I Sing? is a delightful collection of nonsense rhymes.

Aria for Edward John Eyre
Jane Manning soprano
Barry Guy double bass
John Baddeley, John Rye narrators
Gemini
Elgar Howarth conductor

What Shall I Sing?
Mary Wiegold soprano
Edward Pillinger, Ian Mitchell clarinets

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'David Lumsdaine's Aria for Edward John Eyre is a work of major status ... this recording is especially welcome ... and Gemini [are] virtuosic and thrilling as ever under the direction of Elgar Howarth' Gramophone 

RECORDING CREDITS

Recording date: 7 November 1991 (Aria), 5 November 1991
Recording venue: Angel Studios, London (Aria), BBC Maida Vale

Engineers John Timperley, John Rushby-Smith 
Producer John Rushby-Smith
Editing & mastering Steve Portnoi

(P) 1991 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D007
Release Date: 1 January 1992