Pitfield, Thomas - Works for voice, recorder, piano and guitar.
Selected songs spanning 50 years demonstrating Pitfield’s distinctive voice, to be
cherished for its precision of technique and delicacy of effect. John McCabe
writes “if Pitfield had written only the first song in the book, Cuckoo and
Chestnut Time, he would have earned our gratitude for that perfect little gem
alone!”. Also contains the composer’s own illustrations. Thomas Pitfield had the gift for memorable tunes, often couched in somewhat French-sounding harmonic and decorative idiom. He admired Vaughan Williams, Grainger and Delius and their influence can be felt in his works.