November 28, 2007 10:46 AM Subscribe
posted by surfdad (10 comments total)
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First post, deep breath, here goes nuffin.
is a multitalented British born classical singer, composer and musician. Driving home in the dark on Halloween listening to Radio Three (I'll let someone else out there explain Radio Three to our overseas cousins), I was particularly taken by her atmospheric choral setting of 'Ghost towns of the American West'
a poem by Vesta Pierce Crawford
, a Mormon Utah poet associated with the University.
Despite delving much further into Mormon websites than I would usually care to venture I have not been able to find the text of the poem, if anyone out there can give a hand I'd be grateful.
Judith Bingham also wrote an opera based on the life of Errol Flynn!
Now that I would like to see.
The performance linked is by the University of Utah Singers (the one I heard was by the BBC Singers) I only have two problems with it, surely the lights should have been turned down a bit for atmosphere, and there were several pauses in the singing where tumbleweed could have been blown across the stage.