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The Sounds Lyrical Project is developing a repertoire of songs which both illustrate the power of the project bringing poets and composers together to create new and exciting songs and creating new repertoire for classical singers to perform. Songs with an interesting back story and to which audiences have positively responded to.

Singers are encouraged to consider these songs for inclusion in their recitals. They are good songs, and in addition to their musical and poetic credentials, many of the songs have a context making them suitable for fund raisers and awareness concerts or just to allow the performer to themselves bring issues to the attention of audiences.

If you are interested in including any of these songs in your programmes please in the first instance contact the composer who will be delighted to share the songs with you.

The list is divided into two parts, the first part lists material where the lyric and music is written by a Sounds Lyrical member and the second part is where either the music or words are written by another.

 

Sounds Lyrical Songs

 

Song

Composer

Poet(s)

Resources

Puzzles

Peter Byrom-Smith

Rose Drew

tenor and piano

First Frost

Peter Byrom-Smith

Lizzi Linklater

soprano, tenor, saxophone and piano

Lapwings Dance

Peter Byrom-Smith

Andy Humphrey

soprano, tenor, saxophone and piano

Still

Peter Byrom-Smith

Alan Gillott

soprano and piano

Five poetical songs

David Power

 

baritone and piano

Poetry in Baghdad

David Power

Andy Humphrey

baritone and piano

Chaffinches

David Power

Lizzi Linklater

baritone and piano

Looking at the Shards

David Power

Alan Gillott

baritone and piano

A Celebration of my Ignorance

David Power

Rose Drew

baritone and piano

I am a Poem made of Glass

David Power

Maria Garner

baritone and piano

Passing fading and forgetting

David Lancaster

 

 

Integrates four poems into a cohesive whole:
Passing Place (Andy Humphry), Childhood (Rose Drew), Passing Bells (Alan Gillott), Abyss (Lizzi Linklater) and extracts from Stationary (Alan Gillott)

David Lancaster

Andy Humphry, Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Lizzi Linklater

soprano, tenor, saxophone and piano

Passing Bells

David Lancaster

Alan Gillott

Voice and piano

The Last Dragon

David Power

 

 

The Last Dragon Pt. 1

David Power

Andy Humphrey

soprano, tenor and piano

Water

David Power

Rose Drew

soprano with electronics or harp

Looking at the Shards

David Power

Alan Gillott

tenor and piano

Warriors

David Power

Lizzie Linklater

narrator, with electronics.

The Last Dragon Pt. 2

David Power

Andy Humphrey

soprano, tenor and piano

Ghosts

Tim Brooks

 

 

Ghosts 1

Tim Brooks

Alan Gillott & Andy Humphrey

Electronic track and saxophone

Ghosts 2

Tim Brooks

Rose Drew & Andy Humphrey

Electronic track and saxophone

Ghosts 3

Tim Brooks

Rose Drew & Lizzi Linklater

Electronic track and saxophone

Ghosts 4

Tim Brooks

Alan Gillott & Lizzi Linklater

Electronic track and saxophone

Jeer

Tim Brooks

Lizzie Linklater

baritone and piano

 

Associated Songs

 

Song

Composer

Poet(s)

Resources

Three Songs

Peter Byrom-Smith

Gillian Byrom-Smith

baritone and piano

Northern Star

Peter Byrom-Smith

Gillian Byrom-Smith

baritone and piano

Portrait of a City

Peter Byrom-Smith

Gillian Byrom-Smith

baritone and piano

Street of Light

Peter Byrom-Smith

Gillian Byrom-Smith

baritone and piano

Three songs of Peril

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Snakes and Ladders

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

The Day the Clocks Went Back

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Submersed

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Memory of Place

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Frozen

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Floating

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

If Wishes were Willows

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Motion

David Lancaster

Daniella Nunnari

baritone and piano

Daffodils

Edd Caine

Alan Gillott

baritone and piano

Summer

Edd Caine

Alan Gillott

baritone and piano

For Your Eldorado

Steve Crowther

Andy Humphrey

baritone and piano

Repeat After Me

David Power

Tony Walsh

soprano, tenor and piano

I Can’t Get Away

Steve Crowther

Alan Gillott

soprano and piano

Short Stay

David Lancaster

Anthony Dunn

soprano, baritone and piano

Skylight

Peter Byrom-Smith

Carole Bromley

baritone and piano