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Music by Armstrong Gibbs


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Harold Child (baritone) and The Bronkhurst Trio - John Fry (violin), Edward Robinson (cello), Henry Bronkhurst (piano)

Country Magic, Op. 47 (1 Siesta, 2 The open road, 3 An old song)

Harold Child
To Anise; The fields are full; and By a bier side

Henry Bronkhurst
The trout pool; and The hounds of spring (Nos. 3 and 2 from Four Preludes for Piano)

Harold Child
Impromptu; Sailing homeward; and February

The Yorkshire Dales, Op. 58 (Three Impressions for Trio: 1 Walden, 2 Whernside, 3 Woodale)

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, who six days ago celebrated his fifty-first birthday, was born near Chelmsford and was educated at Winchester and Cambridge, where he studied under Professor E.J. Dent. He then went to the Royal College of Music and later joined the staff as a professor of composition.
As a composer he excels in light and fanciful chamber music written with perfect craftsmanship, and in songs of a particularly delicate and sensitive character. His settings of Walter de la Mare's fragrant little poems are superb achievements.


Baritone: Harold Child
Violinist (Bronkhurst Trio): John Fry
Cellist (Bronkhurst Trio): Edward Robinson
Pianist (Bronkhurst Trio): Henry Bronkhurst

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