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Wholly Inspiring

A recital by
Elaine Huckle -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... her tonal resources are robust and the delivery pleasingly straightforward.'

Toward the Light - The Voice of Elaine Huckle. © 2012 Ravello Records LLC

Toward the Light opens with Handel's Oh Had I Jubal's Lyre and ends twelve tracks later with Schubert's similarly popular Ave Maria. The intervening ten items are selected from the best known of Franck, Quilter, Brahms, Gluck and Wagner.

Roger Quilter's lyrics are derived from Nora Hopper (1871-1906), viz:

Dark red roses in a honeyed wind swinging,
Silk-soft hollyhock, coloured like the moon;
Larks high overhead lost in light, and singing;
That's the way of June...

Copyright © 11 February 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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TOWARD THE LIGHT - THE VOICE OF ELAINE HUCKLE

NAVONA RECORDS

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

FRANZ SCHUBERT

CESAR FRANCK

ROGER QUILTER

JOHANNES BRAHMS

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK

RICHARD WAGNER

VOCAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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