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ACD226

The Earth Child

Performers:


Natasha Te Rupe-Wilson, Somi Kim



Composers:


Janet Jennings, Gabriel Fauré




In remembrance of Katherine Mansfield, whose death occurred in Paris on January 9, 1923. The album is a flowing musical tribute to her memory, and launches the exciting duo of German-based soprano Natasha Te Rupe-Wilson and pianist Somi Kim. Includes the world premier recording of settings of five Mansfield poems composed by Jennings; the ravishing La chanson d'Eve of Gabriel Fauré, Parisienne contemporary of Mansfield, here given a performance that goes right to the top of available recordings; and Jennings' settings of Ursula Bethell's whimsical poems about gardens.



Click here for review by Elizabeth Kerr, New Zealand Listener

1.

The Earth Child: The Earth-Child in the Grass

Janet Jennings

6:03

2.

The Earth Child: The Opal Dream Cave

Janet Jennings

3:05

3.

The Earth Child: Very Early Spring

Janet Jennings

3:43

4.

The Earth Child: A little wind crept round the house

Janet Jennings

3:58

5.

The Earth Child: There Was a Child Once

Janet Jennings

6:45

6.

La chanson d'Ève: Paradis

Paradise

Gabriel Fauré

6:34

7.

La chanson d'Ève: Prima verba

The first words

Gabriel Fauré

2:06

8.

La chanson d'Ève: Roses ardentes

Smouldering roses

Gabriel Fauré

1:18

9.

La chanson d'Ève: Comme Dieu rayonne

How God shines forth

Gabriel Fauré

1:58

10.

La chanson d'Ève: L'aube blanche

The White Dawn

Gabriel Fauré

1:25

11.

La chanson d'Ève: Eau vivante

Living water

Gabriel Fauré

1:16

12.

La chanson d'Ève: Veilles-tu, ma senteur de soleil

Be watchful, my sense of sunlight

Gabriel Fauré

1:36

13.

La chanson d'Ève: Dans un parfum de roses blanches

In a fragrance of white roses

Gabriel Fauré

1:59

14.

La chanson d'Ève: Crépuscule

Twilight

Gabriel Fauré

2:18

15.

La chanson d'Ève: Ô mort, poussière d’étoiles

O death, dust of stars

Gabriel Fauré

2:24

16.

Sit Down With Me Awhile: Sit Down With Me Awhile

Janet Jennings

2:46

17.

Sit Down With Me Awhile: Warfare

Janet Jennings

3:18

18.

Sit Down With Me Awhile: Ado

Janet Jennings

1:54

19.

Sit Down With Me Awhile: Homage

Janet Jennings

5:17

20.

Sit Down With Me Awhile: Easter Bells

Janet Jennings

4:30