Valmouth : Work information

Composers
Sandy (Galbraith) Wilson ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Bertice Reading (Voice), Fenella Fielding (Voice), Doris Hare (Voice), Robert Helpman (Voice), Mark Wynter (Voice), Judy Campbell (Voice)

This work

Work name
Valmouth
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This recording

Label
JAY Records
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The Composers

Sandy (Galbraith) Wilson

Track listing

  • Opening / Valmouth 4:43 min
  • Magic Fingers 5:20 min
  • Mustapha 5:22 min
  • I Loved A Man 2:07 min
  • What Then Can Make Him Come So Slow? 2:34 min
  • All The Girls Were Pretty 3:52 min
  • Just Once More 5:16 min
  • Lady Of The Manor 2:18 min
  • What Do I Want With Love 2:46 min
  • My Big Best Shoes 2:07 min
  • Miri-Esther 2:40 min
  • The Cry Of The Peacok 3:26 min
  • Act Two: Little Girl Baby 2:24 min
  • The Cathedral Of Clemenza 4:16 min
  • Only A Passing Phase 3:40 min
  • Valmouth 2:04 min
  • Where The Trees Are Green With Parrots 1:56 min
  • My Talking Day 2:14 min
  • I Will Miss You 4:49 min
  • Finale / Valmouth 2:57 min

Notes

 Valmouth is the extraordinary and highly original musical from one of Britains great composers for the Musical Stage. This recording joins that ranks of other Wilson's classics such as The Boyfriend and Divorce Me, Darling. The great Bertice Reading reprised the role of Mrs.Yajnavalkaya in this Chichester Festival production, one, which was written for her by Sandy for the original London production. The Chichester Festival production featured an all star cast which included Fenella Fielding, Robet Helpmann, Doris Hare, Mark Wynter and Judy Campbell, who introduced the song "A Nightingale Sang In Barkerly Square" (not from the production) to the world, during the war.

Valmouth is a musical before it's time because it confronts such subjects as Inter-racial marriages, sexual pleasures, prostitution, religion, woman's lib, toy boys, gayness, magic, the British class system and innocence.