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Brian Kay is of course well known as a member of the celebrated Kings Singers and as a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and 4. The music: breezy, happy, and fun — easy listening it all is; the range is diverse from Shearing’s jaunty jazz style to part-songs by Vaughan Williams, Pearsall, Sullivan and others.

Brian Kay – Conductor
Harmoniemusik Wind Quartet
M Haynes – Piano
A Lang – Double Bass
Part Songs by E J Moeran

“Ideal for the ironing (for the chaps) or the car stereo (for the ladies). The music and the choir’s singing are no less than excellent” – The Singer
“A CD to chase the blues away” – British Music Society Journal

On This Recording

  1. The sailor and young Nancy: The Sailor and Young Nancy
  2. 3 Elizabethan Songs: 3 Elizabethan Songs: No. 3. O mistress mine
  3. Love is a sickness: Love is a Sickness
  4. Birthday Madrigals: No. 1. It was a lover and his lass
  5. Birthday Madrigals: No. 2. Draw on, sweet night
  6. Birthday Madrigals: No. 3. Come live with me
  7. Birthday Madrigals: No. 4. My true love hath my heart
  8. Birthday Madrigals: No. 5. When daisies pied
  9. Who shall have my lady fair?
  10. Sweet and Low
  11. 5 English Folk Songs: 5 English Folk Songs: No. 3. Just as the tide was flowing
  12. Music to Hear: No. 1. Music to hear
  13. Music to Hear: No. 2. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
  14. Music to Hear: No. 3. Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye
  15. Music to Hear: No. 4. Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more
  16. Music to Hear: No. 5. Blow, blow thou winter wind
  17. Lay a garland on her hearse
  18. 7 Partsongs: 7 Partsongs: No. 6. The Long Day Closes (version for choir)
  19. Cycle Round Britain: No. 1. Strawberry Fair
  20. Cycle Round Britain: No. 2. The Ash Grove
  21. Cycle Round Britain: No. 3. The Raith Rover
  22. Cycle Round Britain: No. 4. Londonderry Air
  23. Cycle Round Britain: No. 5. Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron