Country Scenes

Three Songs for Medium Voice and Piano or Harp

Gary Higginson


This collection presents three songs on similar themes of nature and the countryside, all of which may be performed by a medium voice and accompanied by piano or harp. Note that the first song may also be accompanied by guitar.

A CD of Gary Higginson’s music, entitled Songs of Innocence and of Experience [REGCD381], has been released on the Regent label. These songs are performed on that disc, and the samples provided here are taken from this recording by courtesy of Regent Records and the composer.

Performance note: although the repeat indicated in the score of Mirie It Is is not observed in the recording presented here, under normal circumstances it should be performed.

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  Composer Title Vocal range Forces Total duration
Gary HigginsonCountry Scenes
Three Songs for Medium Voice and Piano or Harp
C♯ to F♯'Medium voice, Guitar, Harp, Piano5 mins
# Composer Movement Forces Duration
1Gary Higginson
Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How Beautiful is the RainMedium voice, Guitar, Harp, Piano1½ mins
2Gary Higginson
Words: William Shakespeare
Over Hill, Over DaleMedium voice, Harp, Piano1½ mins
3Gary Higginson
Words: Anonymous
Mirie It Is2 mins
Recorded performance

Charlotte de Rothschild, Soprano, Danielle Perrett, Harp

Catalogue code: FM178Published: 8th December 2012
Entry last updated: 8th December 2012