The Library Vol. 2

It has been a joy for us to collaborate with Jakub to create Music for a while. The period of lockdown made many things impossible for us, but it also made a few new things possible; one of these things was to reach out to other musicians and use technology to make music together. So that’s exactly what we did.

This is the second volume in the EP series ‘The Library’. The idea behind this series is to explore both the history, and the new horizons, of our close-harmony repertoire. Close-harmony is the part of their work for which we are best known, and our library of thousands of arrangements is one we’re determined to explore, maintain and develop.

The track-listing is designed to celebrate some old favourites from the library alongside brand new arrangements and adaptations, created especially for these recordings, which may perhaps become ‘old favourites’ of the future.

Volume 2 was recorded in the beautiful surroundings of Snape Maltings, Suffolk (UK) – a place most famous for its association with Benjamin Britten – and it proved to be a relaxing and inspiring place to work for two beautiful wintry days.

Track Listing

  1. Get Happy - Harold Arlon arr. Paul Hart & Robert Rice 3:44
  2. Meet You In the Maze - James Blake, arr. Christopher Bruerton 5:53
  3. Penny Lane - John Lennon & Paul McCartney, arr. Bob Chilcott 2:42
  4. Takeda Lullaby - Traditional Japanese, arr. Bill Ives 3:20
  5. Slow Train - Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, arr. Gordon Langford 3:37
  6. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy - Freddie Mercury, arr. Nicholas Ashby 3:20
  7. Scots Song - Sir James MacMillan, with words by William Soutar 5:01
  8. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Mack David, Al Hoffman & Livingston, arr. Patrick Dunachie 3:00

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