Arnold Bax: I heard a Piper Piping

Written by Naomi Louisa O'Connell


In category: Song of the Day

Published February 24, 2017

Listen to how Ann Murray slims that fabulous instrument of hers down to its shining kernel!  This is a stunning performance by two fearless, genuine artists.  I chose this song because I have learned from my husband that even in the most trying and desperate of times, one must be able to find some small particle of positivity.  So, between the screeching of Trump headlines and the next letter to your senator, here’s a little something that is beautiful and timeless.

“I heard a Piper Piping” by Arnold Bax
Performed by Ann Murray & Graham Johnson

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Hailed by The New York Times as “radiant,” Irish mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell deftly balances her love of opera with that of art song, musical theater and popular song with repertoire ranging from Schumann, Strauss and Ravel to Bernstein, Gershwin and Randy Newman. An alumna of the NYFOS@Juilliard residency, Naomi returns to NYFOS this week in Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight on Tuesday, February 21 at Merkin Concert Hall. To follow Naomi on Facebook, click here.


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