Songs of Stevenson

Songs of Stevenson

BBS100 (BBS Records, CD)


Playing time: 45'43"
Tracks: 19
Booklet pages: 8
℗ 2020 BBS Records
© 2020 BBS Records
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Country of manufacture: European Union
Reviewer: Roderic Dunnett
Review of Songs of Stevenson published on 23 February 2022

Listen: Ronald Stevenson: In the Highlands (track 2, 0:00-1:00)

Brian Bannatyne-Scott, bass
Jan Waterfield, piano
Alan Jacques, piano

Ronald Stevenson:

Hills of Home (to text by Robert Louis Stevenson)
1 Blows the Wind Today
2 In the Highlands
3 I saw Rain Falling
4 Requiem

Francis George Scott:

Three songs
5 Reid E'en (Scott/Hugh MacDiarmid)
6 The Old Fisherman (Scott/Hay)
7 The Eemis Stane (Scott/MacDiarmid)

Ronald Stevenson:

Songs from Factories and Fields (R Stevenson/MacDiarmid)
8 Black in the Pit
9 From Factories and Fields
10 Oh, It's Nonsense

Ralph Vaughan Williams:

Songs of Travel (Robert Louis Stevenson)
11 The Vagabond
12 Let Beauty Awake
13 The Roadside Fire
14 Youth and Love
15 In Dreams
16 The Infinite Shining Heavens
17 Whither must I Wander
18 Bright is the Ring of Words
19 I have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope

Song Cycles by Ronald Stevenson and Ralph Vaughan Williams and songs by Francis George Scott.

Recorded in February 2020 at St Michael's Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (tracks 1-10) and August 2003 at a live performance at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland (tracks 11-19).