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Miniaturist Skills

Music by
Carey Blyton -
heard by

'... a delight for both performer and listener.'

Carey Blyton In Camera. © 2009 Upbeat Recordings Ltd

Carey Blyton, who died in 2002 at the age of seventy, was at his best as the composer of songs and could justifiably be placed alongside the rich English school of mid-twentieth century vocal masters -- composers like Roger Quilter, Michael Head, Armstrong Gibbs, Ivor Gurney. Though his song output does not equal them in quantity, there is a quality in the simple directness and clarity with which he nursed the poetry through his musical contours and gave it an appeal that is a delight for both performer and listener. Upbeat has already issued three CDs of Blyton songs, and this recording is a compilation which includes a selection of the best....

Copyright © 2 January 2010 Patric Standford,
Wakefield UK




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