Incus CD21 Respiritus


John Butcher/Vanessa Mackness

John Butcher, tenor and saxophones; Vanessa Mackness, voice.

  1. Fallen griefs of weeping willow (11.00)
  2. Dark hawks hear us (02.27)
  3. Turkiss indiene mauves (02.50)
  4. Every telling has a taling (06.04)
  5. My sighs in shockings (03.50)
  6. Wildrose cheeks for poor piccolina (03.20)
  7. I'll lay a few stones on the hostel sheets (05.09)
  8. Sweet swan water (03.15)
  9. Fieldmice balk talk (07.04)
  10. Close only knows (06.11)
Tracks 1 to 4, 9 and 10 recorded at the Red Rose Theatre, London on 5 December 1994 by Martin Davidson; tracks 5 to 8 recorded at Pathway on 14 April 1994 by Justin Underhill.

Cover sculpture (reproduced above) 'Respiritus' by Richard Mackness; CD booklet design by Karen Brookman.


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