Songs for Mendham

Songs for Mendham

"Having the idea and being prepared to back it was only the preliminary step in commissioning the 'Songs for Mendham'. My wife Lesley and I needed much more, of course. First a poet and a composer with the talent to translate the timeless beauty of Mendham into evocative words and music, and then a soloist and musicians to perform the songs as movingly as their creators had conceived them in their imaginations." - Michael Allen.
Recorded 25 August 2009 & 9 May 2010 in Ely Cathedral by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Ely. Mezzo-soprano Lita Manners, Piano Paul Trepte

Compact Disc
Ref LPCD33 Private Recording

TRACK LISTING

Songs For Mendham - Music Paul Trepte, Poems Denis Pye

  • 1 BRIGHT COLOURS
  • 2 HARVEST STORM
  • 3 BY MENDHAM CHURCH
  • 4 THE OLD MILL RACE
  • 5 WILD MARSHES

Wesendonck Lieder - Music Richard Wagner, Poems Mathilde Wesendonck

  • 6 Der Engel (The Angel)
  • 7 Stehe still! (Be Quiet)
  • 8 Im Treibhaus (In The Hothouse)
  • 9 Schmerzen (Anguish)
  • 10 Träume (Dreams)