So far, my evolving demo recording set has largely focused on my violin and viola playing across various genres (though I also play guitar and bass on Love Never Changes, recorded for David Allen for a short film score).
However, my choral singing career is slowing gathering momentum alongside my various instrumental activities. And so, partly to support and application to monumental institution Deplist, the demos now also include two classical vocal items:
- Is my team ploughing? from Butterworth’s collection of settings of texts from A Shropshire Lad – a lovely little set of songs which would probably be better known if they weren’t overshadowed by the magisterial Vaughan Williams cycle, or if the composer hadn’t been killed at an early age in WW1.
- A pair of consecutive recitatives from Haydn’s Creation, concerning the creation of the animals. It’s a great piece, and the word-painting in some of the bass recits is just irresistible.