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The Complete Songs

Malcolm Arnold: The Complete Songs

This CD features a collection of Malcolm Arnold’s songs, many of which have not been recorded before.

Claire Thompson and Scott Mitchell perform the songs, and they are familiar to Malcolm Arnold Festival goers as they have made several visits to the festival.

Beauty Haunts the Woods (1934)
Nine Songs from Kensington Gardens (1938)
Two Songs: Neglected and Morning Moon (1944)
Songs from Purple Dust (1953)
Five William Blake Songs (1959)
The Song of Accounting Periods (1963)
Three John Donne Songs (1973)

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The result is excellent: Claire has a lovely voice that is easy on the ear and very expressive. The recording is well-balanced, and the sound quality is good.