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Greta Bradman - Home


Greta Bradman


Embracing songs repeatedly requested by her legion of fans, Home is Adelaide-born Greta Bradman\'s tribute to her homeland, and will feature 20 songs and arias that best encapsulate the essence of family, friends, and returning to one\'s place of origin. Included on the album are favourite classical songs such as Dvorak\'s Songs my Mother Taught Me, Mendelssohn\'s O for the Wings of a Dove, and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria. Traditional songs include Greensleeves, and Auld Lang Syne, while songs with underlying spirituality include Franck\'s Panis Angelicus, and Henry Bishop\'s Home, Sweet Home, the latter recorded with just harp.

Also included on Home are orchestral arrangements of three songs especially for this album, by Richard Mills, composer, conductor and current Artistic Director of Victorian Opera. Working together with Greta, and using his fantastical sense of colour, Mills arranged and orchestrated the folk song Early One Morning, the seldom-heard Spiritual Let Us Break Bread Together, and Every Day Is A Rainbow Day For Me - a song originally scored for voice and piano, and written in 1930 by Greta\'s grandfather, Sir Donald Bradman.

True to its \"homely\" intentions, Home was recorded with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Singers, and conductor Luke Dollman, it the glorious acoustic of St. Peter\'s Cathedral.

Greta Bradman, soprano
Adelaide Chamber Singers
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Luke Dollman, conductor

Recorded 2018


1.TRAD., arr. MILLS: Early One Morning
2. YON: Gesu Bambino
3. TRAD., arr. MILLS: Let Us Break Bread Together
4. COPLAND: Simple Gifts
5. BRADMAN, arr. MILLS: Every Day Is A Rainbow Day
6. GOUNOD: Repentir
7. MENDELSSOHN: Hear my Prayer‚ O for the Wings of a Dove
8. TRAD.: O Waly, Waly
9. CHARLES: When I have sung my Songs
10. FRANCK: Panis Angelicus
11. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Nightingale and the Rose
12. DVOŘÁK: Songs my Mother Taught Me
13. BISHOP: Home, Sweet Home
14. BISHOP: Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark
15. FLOTOW: The Last Rose of Summer
16. TRAD.: Greensleeves
17. BACH/GOUNOD: Ave Maria
18. BARBER: Sure on this Shining Night
19. FOSTER: Beautiful Dreamer
20. TRAD., arr. CROSSIN: Auld Lang Syne


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