WINTER THE HUNTSMAN op.4 (April 1958)

Song for baritone and piano
Published by: Highbridge Music Limited
Commissioned by: Howard Ferguson
Note on Lyrics: poem by Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969)
Duration: 2 mins
Sheet Music Available
Instrumental / piano score for sale

Notes

Written as a student at the RAM for the baritone Bruce Boyce.

 I began studies at RAM with Harold Craxton (piano) and Howard Ferguson (composition). The first piece I wrote was a folk tune arrangement for horn and piano and a song, 'Winter the huntsman', which the baritone Bruce Boyce sang through with me.

Performances

18th December 2016 Richard Edgar Wilson (tenor, Howard Blake (piano), Aldeburgh Music

Recordings of Howard's songs for tenor and piano made in Snape/Aldeburgh with tenor Richard Edgar Wilson and the composer as pianist, released December 18th 2016 on Highbridge Music, www.howardblake.com. Enquiries; anna@annamenzies.com

Related Autobiography Chapters


Christine Pembridge, brilliant piano coach, and Sir Malcolm Arnold, composer (1956)
'Four Miniatures' and a move to London (1961)

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