A Garland for Presteigne

A Garland for Presteigne was released in August 2004 on the Metronome label (MET CD 1065) and features a new song for soprano by Cecilia McDowall, The Buzzard.

Twelve new songs, including works by Michael Berkeley, John McCabe and David Matthews, were commissioned by the Presteigne Festival for the first performance at the 2003 Festival and are a glorious celebration of the Welsh borders. The Buzzard, sung by Canadian soprano Gillian Keith, accompanied by Simon Lepper, is a setting of a poem by the distinguished writer and poet, Simon Mundy. The CD, price £10, is available direct from The Presteigne Festival. Metronome MET CD 1065 2004