Deep Purple

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Deep Purple (Guild)

Recorded: Potton Hall, Suffolk
March 2003 © 2003

Track list

Birthday Madrigals, John Rutter

1. It was a lover and his lass (Shakespeare)
2. Draw on,sweet night (John Wilbye)  
3. Come live with me (Marlowe & Raleigh) 
4. My true love hath my heart (Sir Philip Sidney)  
5. When daisies pied (Shakespeare & Peele) 
6. Lullaby of Birdland (Forster; Shearing, arr Carter) 
7. A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (Maschwitz; Sherwin, arr.Drewery) 

Dances in the streets, Bob Chilcott

8. Soho
9. ‘Paddington’ (Regent’s Canal) 
10. Moon River (Mercer; Mancini, arr.Warnick)
11. Autumn Leaves (Mercer; Parsons; Kosma, arr.Carter)
12. Deep Purple (Parish; de Rose, arr.Carter & Blackwell)  
13. Calico Pie (Lear; Grayston Ives) 
14. Sit down you’re rocking the boat (Loesser; Loesser, arr.Ives) 
15. Summertime (I.Gershwin & DuBose Heyward; G.Gershwin, arr.Stickles) 
16. Love is here to stay (I.Gershwin; G.Gershwin, arr. Naylor 
17. Long ago and far away (I.Gershwin; Kern, arr.Naylor)  
18. All the things you are (Hammerstein; Kern, arr.Swingle) 
19. It was a lover and his lass (Shakespeare; Ward Swingle) 
20. Weeping Willow (Isaacs; Joplin, arr.Swingle)  
21. In a mist (Isaacs; Beiderbecke, arr.Swingle) 
22. L’Amour de moi (Anon; French trad., arr.Swingle) 
23. Country Dances (Anon; American trad., arr.Swingle)

Album Reviews

“Nothing to do with the rock group, but beautiful close harmony arrangements featuring Rutter and George Gershwin et al.” Classic FM Magazine

“I thoroughly enjoyed the disc and will be purchasing copies as Christmas presents for a couple of choral enthusiast friends.” Classical Music Web

© Jeremy Backhouse