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Head, Michael - Nine Cornish Songs



For Voice & Piano.

First publication (2007) of nine settings of poems by John Harris, James Dryden Hosken, Joseph Thomas and Charles Causley all with a Cornish theme.

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Kynance (John Harris) [Range: Bb(Db) - Bb]
Mystic melody (John Harris) [C - Ab]
Porthleven: The brown sails tremble (J. D. Hosken) [C# - A]
The burial (Will's ferret) (John Harris) [D - E]
As I went down Zig-Zag (Charles Causley) [E - G#]
The Lark (John Harris) [Eb - Ab]
Mary, Mary, Magdalene (Charles Causley) [Eb - G]
Gyllyngdune (John Harris) [B - A]
My young man's a Cornishman (Charles Causley) for soprano OR Kitty Cornish (Joseph Thomas) for tenor [E - A].

The ranges are generally suitable for high voice though "The Burial (Will's ferret)" and "As I went down Zig-Zag" could be sung by a mezzo or baritone. The songs have been edited by Alison Mary Sutton from Michael Head's manuscript.
Total duration c.25 minutes

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