dream.risk.sing: Elevating women's voices

Conceived by soprano Samantha Crawford and pianist Lana Bode with the aim of telling often unheard stories about womanhood primarily through women’s own words and music, dream.risk.singbrings together songs about adolescence, bodies, love, work and legacy, while a palpable thread running throughout reminds listeners of the constraints on freedom that still exist in women’s lives.

Bringing forward this subject matter – far from the staple of traditional song recitals – has involved Crawford and Bode in commissioning new music and reviving other, often unfamiliar repertoire, and the album includes a new song-cycle by Charlotte Bray and words by Nicki Jackowska, new arrangements of two songs from Judith Weir’s groundbreaking cycle woman.life.song, recent works by Helen Grime, Libby Larsen and others, as well as earlier
twentieth-century contributions from Rebecca Clarke and Florence Price.

"Deep research and fierce musical intelligence underpin this project... Director Geoffrey Webber gets a robust and highly musical reading from his Cambridge vocalists.


Release Date: 29 September 2023
Catalogue No: DCD34279
Total playing time: 51:42

Recorded on 13-15 July 2022 at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
Producer/Engineer: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital editing: Jack Davis
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Cover image and studio photography © Marshall Light Studio

Design: Drew Padrutt
Session photography: foxbrushfilms.com Booklet Editor: John Fallas
Delphian Records Ltd – Edinburgh – UK www.delphianrecords.com




17. My Daughters


Samantha Crawford and Lana Bode perform Michele Brourman's touching My Daughters  during recording sessions in Greyfriars Kirk ...

Album Booklet

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