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Jennings and Faure: The Earth Child — CD


Jennings and Faure: The Earth Child — CD

Audio/visual Publication year: 2022

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The Earth Child

A tribute to Katherine Mansfield on the centenary of her death.

In remembrance of Katherine Mansfield, whose death occurred in Paris on January 9, 1923. The album is a flowing musical tribute to her memory, and launches the exciting duo of German-based soprano Natasha Te Rupe-Wilson and pianist Somi Kim. Includes the world premiere recording of settings of five Mansfield poems composed by Jennings; the ravishing La chanson d'Eve of Gabriel Fauré, Parisienne contemporary of Mansfield, here given a performance that goes right to the top of available recordings; and Jennings' settings of Ursula Bethell's whimsical poems about gardens.


  1. The Earth Child: The Earth-Child in the Grass
  2. The Earth Child: The Opal Dream Cave
  3. The Earth Child: Very Early Spring
  4. The Earth Child: A little wind crept round the house
  5. The Earth Child: There Was a Child Once
  6. La chanson d'Ève: Paradis - Paradise
  7. La chanson d'Ève: Prima verba - The first words
  8. La chanson d'Ève: Roses ardentes - Smouldering roses
  9. La chanson d'Ève: Comme Dieu rayonne - How God shines forth
  10. La chanson d'Ève: L'aube blanche - The White Dawn
  11. La chanson d'Ève: Eau vivante - Living water
  12. La chanson d'Ève: Veilles-tu, ma senteur de soleil - Be watchful, my sense of sunlight
  13. La chanson d'Ève: Dans un parfum de roses blanches - In a fragrance of white roses
  14. La chanson d'Ève: Crépuscule - Twilight
  15. La chanson d'Ève: Ô mort, poussière d'étoiles - O death, dust of stars
  16. Sit Down With Me Awhile: Sit Down With Me Awhile
  17. Sit Down With Me Awhile: Warfare
  18. Sit Down With Me Awhile: Ado
  19. Sit Down With Me Awhile: Homage
  20. Sit Down With Me Awhile: Easter Bells


1h 5m


Publisher note

Atoll Records