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Richard Rodney Bennett

Publisher: Novello & Co

A Garland for Marjory Fleming (1969)
Text Writer
Marjory Fleming (1803-1811)
Novello & Co Ltd
Solo Voices and 1-6 players
Year Composed
9 Minutes
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Richard Rodney Bennett A Garland for Marjory Fleming (1969)
Text by Majorie Fleming (1803-1811) who was born in Kirkcaldy and died at the age of eight, leaving three volumes of Journals and a handful of poems, several of which concern her cousin and closest friend, Isabella Keith.

  • Soloist(s)
    Sarah Leonard, vioce / Malcolm Martineau, piano
    Somm Recordings:
  • Soloist(s)
    Tracey Chadwell, soprano / Pamela Lidiard, piano / John Turner, recorders
    British Music Society:
  • Soloist(s)
    Sophie Daneman, soprano; Susan Bickley, mezzo soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Oliver Coates, cello; Iain Burnside, piano
...a haunting work of considerable sensitivity...
Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion,01/05/2006
Already at 33, with five operas, two symphonies and half a dozen film scores under his belt, the young Bennett had turned to an even younger poet: little Marjory Fleming, who died aged 8 in Kirkcaldy in 1803. Her disarmingly naïve verse found a soulmate in Bennett: a droll yet serious ditty about dead turkeys, a sonnet to a monkey – they all found a ready response in Bennett’s clear melodic contours and mischievously unpredictable piano writing. The soprano Sophie Daneman and pianist Iain Burnside enjoyed themselves.
Hilary Finch, The Times,30/03/2006
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