|(died 16 July 1979)|
Records of the great counter-tenor singing music by English composers. The programme includes:
Purcell Music for a while (Oedipus): Sound the trumpet (Come. ye sons of art)
Morley You that wont to roy pipes sound
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah (Part 1) and traditional songs gramophone records
, ... probably the most startling and unique voice to emerge this century.'
James Bowman , one of the leading counter-tenors of the younger generation, traces the life and career of this singer who revived a long-forgotten art and in doing so radically altered contemporary outlook on the performance of Renaissance and baroque music. With SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT , SIR PETER PEARS. MARK DELLER and MAURICE BEVAN Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON"
|Early records by the English singer who led the movement to re-establish the counter-tenor as a solo voice. mono|